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 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.

Preview clips

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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 1st November 2012 10:00pm BBC HD
Sunday 4th November 2012 10:30pm BBC2
Sunday 4th November 2012 10:30pm BBC HD
Wednesday 2nd January 2013 12:30am BBC2
Monday 12th May 2014 10:00pm Gold
Tuesday 13th May 2014 1:25am Gold
Wednesday 18th June 2014 8:20pm Gold
Thursday 19th June 2014 1:00am Gold
Tuesday 16th September 2014 10:40pm Gold
Wednesday 17th September 2014 2:15am Gold
Thursday 22nd January 2015 11:40pm Gold
Friday 23rd January 2015 2:00am Gold
Monday 30th November 2015 3:25am Gold
Saturday 9th January 2016 1:00am 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
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
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


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

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