Hebburn

Series 1 - 2. Ghost Town

Radio Times
Review by:
David Butcher

Hebburn is that rare thing, a good, warm, funny new sitcom. This is tempting fate, but it may remind you of another romcom about a young couple and their families. Yes, the sacred memory that is Gavin & Stacey. It has the same director for a start, and writer Jason Cook knows how to make characters big but believable.

This week, Pauline (Gina McKee) is still angry at Jack for getting married without telling her, while Joe (Jim Moir) has a plan to win her round. Look out for a lovely, understated sight gag involving a fist bump, and some vicious comedy in Dot’s old people’s home.

About this programme

2/6. Jack is big news in Hebburn, with a book deal and a big publishing advance in the offing. He hopes he can leave his job at the local newspaper and calm his mum down in one fell swoop, but Pauline is still upset about the wedding and Joe is getting it in the neck for their son's recklessness too. Meanwhile, Ramsey tries to win Denise's heart using the power of alcohol.

Cast and crew

Cast

Joe
Jim Moir (Vic Reeves)
Pauline
Gina McKee
Jack
Chris Ramsey
Sarah
Kimberley Nixon
Dot
Pat Dunn
Vicki
Lisa McGrillis
Denise
Victoria Elliott
Ramsey
Jason Cook
Gervaise
Neil Grainger
Big Keith
Steffen Peddie
Hutchy
Curtis Appleby
Siobhan
Kathryn Hunt
Doris
Sheila Dunkerley
Agatha
Katherine Ward
Hilda
Eileen O'Kane
Ada
Catherine Campion
Evelyn
Stella Martin

Crew

Director
Christine Gernon
Producer
Gill Isles
Writer
Jason Cook
Categories
Sitcom

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