SUE PERKINS IN DIVA MAGASINE
Those who were not able to access the TV show or the episode on iPlayer
may like to check in HERE (episode 1 )
and HERE (episode 2)
and HERE (episode 3)
and HERE (episode 4)
and HERE (episode 5)
and HERE ( final episode!)
The first episode of this new series has raised comment and mixed reviews. Personally I would tune in to virtually anything written by Sue Perkins and this had the added bonus of her in the starring role and a great supporting cast. Having said that it was rather surreal watching Perkins, so familiar as a presenter, on quiz shows, conducting orchestras or being encouraging to cake bakers, taking an acting role where she was, to all intents and purposes, herself. Once I have come to terms with that aspect I believe I will enjoy this gentle comedy – will she tells her parents she’s a lesbian? Will she get the girl? Will she kill any more cats?
Robert Epstein in The Independent: When “Heading Out” works – and more often than not, it does – it’s because Perkins understands human relationships; Sara’s bond with her parents, whom she has yet to come out to, is particularly convincing. It’s in these moments that we must hope the focus of the series will lie.
Kevin O’Sullivan in The Mirror: Sadly, it’s not even mildly amusing. It’s a toe-curling car crash. “My Family” with slightly fewer heterosexuals. But without the laughs.
Hilary Wardle in The Huffington Post UK: It remains to be seen if “Heading Out” can move away from some of the awkwardness and slightly low-budget feel that are its only real flaws. However, thanks to Sue and a great supporting cast the series benefits from a huge amount of charm and some solid gags.
Here’s what they had to say over at After Ellen
5 pages with pics
Gallery of photos from episode 1