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 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.

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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

Thursday 15th November 2012
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 15th November 2012 10:00pm BBC HD
Sunday 18th November 2012 11:20pm BBC HD
Monday 19th November 2012 12:35am BBC2 Scot
Friday 4th January 2013 12:40am BBC2
Monday 26th May 2014 10:00pm Gold
Tuesday 27th May 2014 1:40am Gold
Tuesday 24th June 2014 8:20pm Gold
Tuesday 30th September 2014 10:40pm Gold
Wednesday 1st October 2014 2:15am Gold
Thursday 5th February 2015 11:30pm Gold
Friday 6th February 2015 3:00am Gold
Tuesday 1st December 2015 3:00am Gold
Monday 11th January 2016 12:55am 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
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
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


Good News / Bad News

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

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

Can you smell something?

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

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

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