Hebburn. Image shows from L to R: Jack Pearson (Chris Ramsey), Sarah Pearson (Kimberley Nixon).


BBC Two sitcom about a young couple. 13 episodes (2 series), 2012 - 2013. Stars Chris Ramsey, Kimberley Nixon, Vic Reeves, Gina McKee and others.

Series 2 - Sleep In Hebburnly Peace

The now-extended Pearson clan gather in Hebburn for Christmas, including Sarah's parents, and her grandmother, Millie. Bound to go smoothly then...

Further details

Hebburn. Image shows from L to R: Sarah Pearson (Kimberley Nixon), Jack Pearson (Chris Ramsey), Vicki (Lisa McGrillis), Joe Pearson (Vic Reeves). Copyright: Channel X North / Baby Cow Productions.

Ben and Susan arrive for Christmas Eve in Hebburn and bring Susan's mum Millie, who locks horns in a fight to granny death with Dot.

Jack and Sarah fly in from Switzerland with tales of the whitest snow and the greatest university, but soon reveal that their life isn't quite so chocolate box. Ben's car is stolen and Ramsey is enlisted as the closest thing Hebburn has to a private detective, but it means they're all stuck in the family home for Christmas.

Eventually Pauline and Susan forge an unlikely bond over the festivities, as do Dot and Millie, mainly because everyone else hates them.

Broadcast details

Sunday 22nd December 2013
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    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
    John Woodvine Arthur (Dot's Suitor)
    Miriam Margolyes Millie (Susan's Mum)
    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


    Confused Vicki

    Everyone comes together for the Pearson family Christmas.

    Featuring: Chris Ramsey (Jack Pearson), Miriam Margolyes (Millie), Kimberley Nixon (Sarah Pearson), Gina McKee (Pauline Pearson), Lisa McGrillis (Vicki), Pat Dunn (Dot), Jan Ravens (Susan), Phil Nice (Ben).


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