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 2, Episode 3 - Knocking About

Vicki is helping Gervaise with the photoshoot for his album, whilst Jack, Sarah, Denise and Ramsey have a fairly traumatic antenatal class experience. With Pauline away, Joe and Dot play in the good room.

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Hebburn. Image shows from L to R: Joe Pearson (Vic Reeves), Dot (Pat Dunn). Copyright: Channel X North / Baby Cow Productions

While Pauline's away on a training day, Joe and Dot play, in the good room, breaking all the rules and more in the process. Arthur tells Joe his intentions towards his mother, but Joe would rather not know.

Vicki is helping Gervaise with the photoshoot for his album, but he's sick of her banging on about her new college friend, Lindsay. And expectant parents Jack, Sarah, Denise and Ramsey come away from their antenatal class with more than some traumatic images.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 26th November 2013
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 1st December 2013 10:30pm BBC2
Sunday 1st December 2013 11:00pm BBC2 Scot

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
Graham Duff David (Hebburn Advertiser Colleague)
Thelma Miller Maud (Retirement Home Resident)
John Woodvine Arthur (Dot's Suitor)
Heather Dutton Antenatal Instructor
Stuart Martin Lindsay
Writing team
Jason Cook Writer
Graham Duff Writer
Production team
Jonathan Gershfield Director
Gill Isles Producer
Matt Tiller Executive Producer
Henry Normal Executive Producer
Lindsay Hughes Executive Producer
Alan Marke Executive Producer
Daniel Gethic Editor
Jim Holloway Production Designer


Pauline's away day

Pauline is worried about leaving Dot and Joe home alone.

Featuring: Jim Moir (Joe Pearson), Gina McKee (Pauline Pearson), Lisa McGrillis (Vicki) & Pat Dunn (Dot).

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