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

Hebburn

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 5 - She Doesn't Just Give It Away

It's Jack's first as Editor of the Hebburn Advertiser and he has plans to transform it. Meanwhile, Joe's doctor orders extreme relaxation, with Pauline declaring him her new project. He's not too amused.

Further details

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

It is Jack's first day back on the Hebburn Advertiser - and he has plans to transform it into a paper that makes a difference.

Joe's doctor tells him he has to relax to help with his heart problems and Pauline makes it her mission to de-stress him. Luckily, Sarah's hippy sister Marial is in town with essential oils, hands-on-healing and a penchant for big Geordie bears. Sadly for Joe it means that he is banned from pork pies, cheese and is forced to drink peppermint tea, even on Jack's stag night.

Vicki and Denise have their own plans to celebrate Sarah's final night of freedom.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 15th November 2012
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

    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
    Guest cast
    Alfie Joey Doctor
    Graham Duff David (Hebburn Advertiser Colleague)
    Steve Hillman (as Steven Hillman) Doorman
    Verity-May Henry Marial (Sarah's Sister)
    Kathryn Hunt Siobhan (Swayze's Landlady)
    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

    Videos

    Good News / Bad News

    Sarah shares the good news with her sister while Joe gets some bad news from his GP.

    Featuring: Chris Ramsey (Jack Pearson), Alfie Joey (Doctor), Kimberley Nixon (Sarah Pearson), Jim Moir (Joe Pearson), Gina McKee (Pauline Pearson), Verity-May Henry (Marial).

    Can you smell something?

    Joe and Pauline arrive home to an unexpected visitor with a strange aroma.

    Featuring: Kimberley Nixon (Sarah Pearson), Jim Moir (Joe Pearson), Gina McKee (Pauline Pearson), Verity-May Henry (Marial).

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