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


BBC Two sitcom about a young couple. 13 episodes (2 series), 2012 - 2013. Stars Chris Ramsey, Kimberley Nixon, Vic Reeves, Gina McKee and others.

Series 1, Episode 3 - Dressing Up Fancy

Sarah's parents from York are due to visit Hebburn for the first time; Ramsey's on hand to show them around, and Pauline's desperate to impress. But things could get out of hand when a second wedding is mooted.

Further details

Hebburn. Image shows from L to R: Vicki (Lisa McGrillis), Gervaise (Neil Grainger). Copyright: Channel X North / Baby Cow Productions.

Hebburn lays out the red carpet for Sarah's parents, Ben and Susan from York, who are visiting the Pearson home for the first time. So, Pauline is immersing herself in Jewish culture via Google to make sure everything is perfect.

Ben and Susan are immersed in Geordie culture with Ramsey's help as well as with Vicki and Denise's choice of outfits for the fancy dress competition at Swayze's. The competition turns to violence though when some outsiders turn up at the pub but Ramsey is the unlikely hero of the hour.

Meanwhile, Susan and Pauline almost come to blows when Jack and Sarah announce that they are having a second wedding - but should it be in Hebburn or York? Luckily Hebburn's answer to the UN, Dot, is at hand.

Broadcast details

Thursday 1st November 2012
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    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
    Adam Donaldson Dazza (Jarrow Yob)
    Daniel Middlewood Bazza (Jarrow Yob)
    Jason Jones Clarkey (Jarrow Yob)
    Jan Ravens Susan (Sarah's Mum)
    Phil Nice Ben (Sarah's Dad)
    Writing team
    Jason Cook Writer
    Graham Duff Writer
    Production team
    Jim Holloway Production Designer
    Liana Del Giudice Editor
    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


    Fancy Dress Costumes

    Denise and Vicki show off their unusual costumes.

    Featuring: Chris Ramsey (Jack Pearson), Kimberley Nixon (Sarah Pearson), Lisa McGrillis (Vicki), Victoria Elliott (Denise).


    Pauline forces Joe to immerse himself in Jewish culture for Sarah's parents.

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


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