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 4 - Stairway To Hebburn

Joe's showing romantic signs of recovery, whilst Jack knows it's time to come clean to his beloved wife. But Sarah's father unexpectedly turns up, having left snooty wife Susan...

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Hebburn. Ben (Phil Nice). Copyright: Channel X North / Baby Cow Productions

Sarah's dad, Ben, turns up in Hebburn. He's left his wife, Susan, but wonders if independence really is worth fighting for. Vicki is executive producing Gervaise's album in the recording studio and she enlists Lindsay's help, which only makes her crooning boyfriend sick with jealousy.

Joe's showing romantic signs of recovery and Pauline's cupcake business is on the up too. Jack knows it's time to come clean to Sarah about the book, his pregnancy diary from a man's point of view, but can't quite get the words out.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 3rd December 2013
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 8th December 2013 11:15pm BBC2

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
Neil Grainger Gervaise
Guest cast
John Woodvine Arthur (Dot's Suitor)
Simon Greenall Bob Muirfield (Book Publisher)
Stuart Martin Lindsay
Seymour Mace Eric (Studio Engineer)
Jan Ravens Susan (Sarah's Mum)
Phil Nice Ben (Sarah's Dad)
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


Jack and Sarah's new roomie

Jack and Sarah have an unexpected visitor.

Featuring: Chris Ramsey (Jack Pearson), Kimberley Nixon (Sarah Pearson) & Phil Nice (Ben).

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