Hebburn. Image shows from L to R: Jack Pearson (Chris Ramsey), Sarah Pearson (Kimberley Nixon)


  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 2012 - 2013
  • 13 episodes (2 series)

Sitcom about normal north east family the Pearsons, their impetuous and ambitious son, Jack, and his beautiful but secret Jewish wife, Sarah. Stars Chris Ramsey, Kimberley Nixon, Vic Reeves, Gina McKee, Lisa McGrillis and more.

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Series 1, Episode 1 - Welcome To Hebburn, Pet

Summoned to a family meeting at his parents' home in Hebburn, Jack Pearson takes his girlfriend Sarah along to meet his parents. But they've got a not-too-small secret...

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Further details

Hebburn. Image shows from L to R: Jack Pearson (Chris Ramsey), Sarah Pearson (Kimberley Nixon), Vicki (Lisa McGrillis). Copyright: Channel X North / Baby Cow Productions

Jack Pearson is taking Sarah home to meet the family in Hebburn, but they think she is his new girlfriend, not his new wife that he just married in Vegas.

Mum Pauline goes overboard to make Sarah welcome, while sister Vicki winds them up about the thin walls in the house. Dad Joe has an important family announcement: he is retiring, his mother, Granny Dot, is moving in and he needs Jack's help.

The only way to cope is a visit to the local, Swayze's. Jack's old mates Ramsey and Gervaise are there, and Gervaise is hoping to win Vicki's heart with the power of song.

Jack's ex Denise also turns up to remind Sarah of the ghost of Geordie girlfriends past, and the party ends quite unexpectedly.

Broadcast details

Thursday 18th October 2012
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 18th October 2012 10:00pm BBC HD
Sunday 21st October 2012 11:30pm BBC2
Monday 22nd October 2012 12:00am BBC2 Scot
Friday 28th December 2012 12:30am BBC2
Monday 28th April 2014 10:00pm Gold
Tuesday 29th April 2014 1:20am Gold
Monday 16th June 2014 8:20pm Gold
Tuesday 17th June 2014 1:00am Gold
Tuesday 2nd September 2014 10:40pm Gold
Wednesday 3rd September 2014 2:20am Gold
Thursday 8th January 2015 11:40pm Gold
Friday 9th January 2015 2:00am Gold
Thursday 29th October 2015 2:00am Gold
Monday 30th November 2015 2:20am Gold

Cast & crew

Chris Ramsey Jack Pearson
Kimberley Nixon Sarah Pearson
Vic Reeves (as Jim Moir) Joe Pearson
Gina McKee Pauline Pearson
Lisa McGrillis Vicki
Pat Dunn Dot
Jason Cook Ramsey
Steffen Peddie Big Keith
Neil Grainger Gervaise
Victoria Elliott Denise
Curtis Appleby Hutchy
Guest cast
Kathryn Hunt Siobhan (Swayze's Landlady)
Writing team
Jason Cook Writer
Graham Duff Script Editor
Production team
Christine Gernon (as Chris Gernon) Director
Gill Isles Producer
Matt Tiller Executive Producer
Henry Normal Executive Producer
Lindsay Hughes Executive Producer
Alan Marke Executive Producer
Kristian Smith Executive Producer
Liana Del Giudice Editor
Jim Holloway Production Designer
Janet Hampson Casting Director


Thin Walls

Sarah gets quizzed by Jack's family and ends up giving them too much information.

Featuring: Pat Dunn (Dot), Lisa McGrillis (Vicki), Gina McKee (Pauline Pearson), Kimberley Nixon (Sarah Pearson), Chris Ramsey (Jack Pearson) & Jim Moir (Joe Pearson).

Show No Fear

Jack introduces Sarah to the family in Hebburn as his girlfriend, but she's actually his new wife.

Featuring: Jason Cook (Ramsey), Pat Dunn (Dot), Lisa McGrillis (Vicki), Gina McKee (Pauline Pearson), Kimberley Nixon (Sarah Pearson) & Chris Ramsey (Jack Pearson).

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