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 2 - Ghost Town

It's moving day for Dot, and Jack's hopeful that Pauline might have forgiven him for the little debacle with the secret marriage.

Preview clips

Further details

Hebburn. Dot (Pat Dunn). Copyright: Channel X North / Baby Cow Productions

Jack is hoping mum Pauline will forgive him for the whole 'not telling her about the wedding thing'. They are back in Hebburn to help Dot move out of her retirement village.

Jack's big news - a book deal and a big publishing advance - will help, surely? He can leave his job as a local paper journalist behind and calm his mum down in one fell swoop.

But Pauline is no pushover and Joe is getting it in the neck for their son's recklessness too. Jack has got a big gesture in mind that will smooth it all over. Meanwhile, Ramsey tries to woo Denise's heart with the power of booze.

Broadcast details

Thursday 25th October 2012
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 25th October 2012 10:00pm BBC HD
Sunday 28th October 2012 10:30pm BBC2
Sunday 28th October 2012 10:30pm BBC HD
Saturday 29th December 2012 12:00am BBC2
Monday 5th May 2014 10:00pm Gold
Tuesday 6th May 2014 12:55am Gold
Tuesday 17th June 2014 8:20pm Gold
Wednesday 18th June 2014 12:00am Gold
Tuesday 9th September 2014 10:40pm Gold
Wednesday 10th September 2014 2:15am Gold
Thursday 15th January 2015 11:45pm Gold
Friday 16th January 2015 2:30am Gold
Thursday 29th October 2015 3:00am Gold
Monday 30th November 2015 2:50am 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
Sheila Dunkerley Doris (Retirement Home Resident)
Katherine Ward Agatha (Retirement Home Resident)
Eileen O'Kane Hilda (Retirement Home Resident)
Catherine Campion Ada (Retirement Home Resident)
Stella Martin Evelyn (Retirement Home Resident)
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


Dot's Lot

Granny Dot shows off the family visitors to her friends in the old folks' home.

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

Eee Denise!

Ramsey's struck lucky with Denise, but she isn't over the moon about it...

Featuring: Chris Ramsey (Jack Pearson), Kimberley Nixon (Sarah Pearson), Jim Moir (Joe Pearson), Gina McKee (Pauline Pearson), Lisa McGrillis (Vicki), Pat Dunn (Dot), Jason Cook (Ramsey), Victoria Elliott (Denise), Sheila Dunkerley (Doris) & Eileen O'Kane (Hilda).

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