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 6 - Gas And Air

Change appears to be well and truly on the Hebburn horizon. Sarah, now a qualified doctor and mother, is offered an amazing job - abroad. Meanwhile Joe continues to improve, and Vicki has a hard choice to make.

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Hebburn. Gervaise (Neil Grainger). Copyright: Channel X North / Baby Cow Productions

Sarah's got more than her new baby to celebrate - she's got her PhD, is now a Doctor and is offered an incredible job abroad, but turns it down because of the family.

Joe's rehabilitation is in full swing and all he has to do is take the car for a drive and then if he can walk to the pub he can have a pint.

Vicki wonders if Lindsay is such a perfect man after all and with a broken Gervaise launching his album at Swayze's, she's torn. Jack realises that Sarah's opportunity is too good to turn down and with a bit of help from Denise, they decide to move away.

Pauline's in denial and throws herself into the baking business, but eventually realises that Jack, Sarah and her grandson are leaving Hebburn.


This episode features original music and lyrics by Rob Madin and Jason Cook.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 17th December 2013
30 minutes

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
John Woodvine Arthur (Dot's Suitor)
Stuart Martin Lindsay
Melanie Hill Christine (Swayze's Landlady)
Liz Hume-Dawson 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
Rob Madin Composer
Jason Cook Composer


Dr Sarah

Sarah has some exciting news and can't wait to tell Vicki and Pauline.

Featuring: Kimberley Nixon (Sarah Pearson), Gina McKee (Pauline Pearson) & Lisa McGrillis (Vicki).

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