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 6 - A Very Big Day

It's the day of the wedding. Whilst Pauline and Dot attempt to control events and Sarah's mother moans as ever, Jack, Joe and the boys head for a quick drink before the ceremony.

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Hebburn. Image shows from L to R: Gervaise (Neil Grainger), Ramsey (Jason Cook), Jack Pearson (Chris Ramsey), Joe Pearson (Vic Reeves), Big Keith (Steffen Peddie). Copyright: Channel X North / Baby Cow Productions

It is wedding day in Hebburn. Though Jack and Sarah are technically already married, Pauline and Dot are determined to treat it like their special day.

Dot dresses the bridesmaids in her choice of buttercup yellow but Sarah has trouble when one of them, Denise, insists on reminding her of her history with the groom.

Meanwhile, Joe gives his son a pre-wedding pep talk, a family keepsake - and the advice that there's always time for a swift one.

Broadcast details

Thursday 22nd November 2012
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 22nd November 2012 10:00pm BBC HD
Sunday 25th November 2012 10:30pm BBC2
Sunday 25th November 2012 10:30pm BBC HD
Saturday 5th January 2013 12:45am BBC2
Monday 2nd June 2014 10:00pm Gold
Tuesday 3rd June 2014 1:20am Gold
Wednesday 25th June 2014 8:20pm Gold
Tuesday 7th October 2014 10:40pm Gold
Wednesday 8th October 2014 2:15am Gold
Thursday 12th February 2015 11:40pm Gold
Friday 13th February 2015 2:00am Gold
Tuesday 1st December 2015 3:30am Gold
Tuesday 12th January 2016 12:50am 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
Flo Wilson Doctor Abineri
Jan Ravens Susan (Sarah's Mum)
Phil Nice Ben (Sarah's Dad)
Verity-May Henry Marial (Sarah's Sister)
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


Get me to the church on time

The blushing bride is ready to get to the church on time.

Featuring: Pat Dunn (Dot), Victoria Elliott (Denise), Lisa McGrillis (Vicki), Gina McKee (Pauline Pearson), Kimberley Nixon (Sarah Pearson), Verity-May Henry (Marial), Phil Nice (Ben) & Jan Ravens (Susan).

Close to you

Jack and Sarah prepare for their big day, again.

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

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