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 4 - Feeling Dynamic

Jack's got a particularly important interview lined up, and Sarah's really starting to feel the stress of being a cramped guest in someone else's house. Vicki's just delighted to be getting her own car.

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Further details

Hebburn. Image shows from L to R: Dot (Pat Dunn), Jim Carter (Ross Adams). Copyright: Channel X North / Baby Cow Productions

The Geordie answer to Thelma and Louise are on the road; Dot buys Vicki a new car and nearly drives her off a mental cliff.

Sarah attempts to give Jack advice on his interview technique as he tries to find a new job at a newspaper somewhere, anywhere as long as it's not Hebburn, so they can leave the spare room in the family home.

Jack is desperate for them to leave but won't compromise in the job market, especially when he bumps into his old boss from the Hebburn Advertiser.

Joe and Pauline would like a little privacy, but at least Sarah is doing her bit around the house; too much for Vicki and Jack's liking - she's making them look bad.

Jack needs consoling at Swayze's when the interviews don't quite go according to plan, but Sarah doesn't fancy a drink.

Broadcast details

Thursday 8th November 2012
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 8th November 2012 10:00pm BBC HD
Sunday 11th November 2012 10:30pm BBC2
Sunday 11th November 2012 10:30pm BBC HD
Thursday 3rd January 2013 12:30am BBC2
Monday 19th May 2014 10:00pm Gold
Tuesday 20th May 2014 1:25am Gold
Thursday 19th June 2014 11:55pm Gold
Friday 20th June 2014 8:20pm Gold
Tuesday 23rd September 2014 10:40pm Gold
Thursday 29th January 2015 11:45pm Gold
Friday 30th January 2015 2:00am Gold
Tuesday 1st December 2015 2:25am Gold
Sunday 10th 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
Victoria Elliott Denise
Guest cast
Ross Adams Jim Carter (Car Salesman)
Bill Fellows Geoff (Newspaper Editor)
Arthur Bostrom Martin (Barnsley Gazette Editor)
Shaun Bell Puffin Man
Kathryn Hunt Siobhan (Swayze's Landlady)
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


Feeling dynamic

Sarah helps Joe and Pauline out with the housework, but gets a bit too much information.

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

Talking about me?

Jack and Sarah are feeling the pressure as he struggles to find work so they can move out.

Featuring: Victoria Elliott (Denise), Lisa McGrillis (Vicki), Gina McKee (Pauline Pearson), Kimberley Nixon (Sarah Pearson), Chris Ramsey (Jack Pearson) & Jim Moir (Joe Pearson).

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