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 5 - Still Swayze's After All These Years

Jack's secret is revealed, but he's still not yet broken the news to Sarah: the race is on before she finds out! Meanwhile, there's plenty to celebrate at a relaunched Swayze's.

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

Jack's secret is out; well to anyone in Hebburn who reads the Saturday Telegraph supplement, which has published an extract from his pregnancy diary book.

The race is on for him to confess before Sarah sees it, but that doesn't go to plan as Jack gets trapped in the recording studio with Gervaise - he's only there because Vicki has persuaded him to do an interview for the paper.

Pauline's got a bunfight on her hands as Swayze's have placed a huge order for cupcakes for a relaunch party, but there are more important things to celebrate, and not just Vicki dumping Gervaise.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 10th December 2013
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 15th December 2013 11:05pm BBC2
Monday 16th December 2013 12:25am 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
Guest cast
Graham Duff David (Hebburn Advertiser Colleague)
Stuart Martin Lindsay
Seymour Mace Eric (Studio Engineer)
Melanie Hill Christine (Swayze's Landlady)
Haruka Kuroda Midwife
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



Denise is losing her patience with Vicki as she panics about driving Sarah to hospital.

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

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