Sitcom about normal north east family the Pearsons, their impetuous and ambitious son, Jack, and his beautiful but secret Jewish wife, Sarah
- 2012 (BBC Two)
- 6 (1 series)
- Chris Ramsey, Kimberley Nixon, Vic Reeves, Gina McKee, Lisa McGrillis, Pat Dunn, Jason Cook, Steffen Peddie, Neil Grainger, Victoria Elliott, Curtis Appleby
- Jason Cook, Graham Duff
- Channel X
& Baby Cow Productions
Hebburn is a warm and affectionate tale of north east family life. It tells the tale of the Pearson family and their impetuous and ambitious son, Jack, who has left Tyneside for the bright lights and glamour of Manchester. He has secretly married a middle class Jewish girl, Sarah, and realises that it is about time he introduced her to his family.
Jim Moir (aka Vic Reeves) and Gina McKee play Jason's parents, Joe and Pauline, who are devoted to their family and their hometown.
Jan Ravens and Phil Nice star as Sarah's parents, Susan and Ben, who have to contend with their daughter marrying into a family from a very different background.
Other characters include Jack's fun-loving sister Vicki; his Grandmother, Dot, who likes to keep everyone 'up to speed' on her bowel movements; Sarah's hippy sister, Marial; Jack's 'larger than life' friend, Big Keith; and Vicki's best friend, Denise and her boyfriend Gervaise.
Writer Jason Cook also stars in the series as 'Ramsey', a friend of Jack.
Our Review: We love Hebburn. It's packed with laughs, and centres on a warm, near universally recognisable family setting. This is the identifiable, real family comedy that The Royle Family always thought it was. We're praying, begging and pleading for a second series to be commissioned.