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 - 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...

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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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 22nd December 2013 11:00pm BBC2 Scot
Wednesday 25th December 2013 11:50pm 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
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), Kimberley Nixon (Sarah Pearson), Gina McKee (Pauline Pearson), Lisa McGrillis (Vicki), Pat Dunn (Dot), Miriam Margolyes (Millie), Jan Ravens (Susan) & Phil Nice (Ben).

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