Sue Perkins has written and completed filming her first sit-com – Heading Out. It follows the adventures of a vet named Sara (played by Perkins) who still hasn’t told her parents she is a lesbian.
When her 40th birthday arrives, Sara’s friends decide it’s time for her to tell her parents she’s gay. They are due for a visit in 6 weeks and if Sara doesn’t out herself, her friends will. The series is semi-autobiographical, Perkins herself was ‘outed’ in 2002 by ex-girlfriend Rhona Cameron.
There will be a six 30 minute episodes and be broadcast on BBC 2 in January or February 2013.