The BEST episodes of Hebburn

Every episode of Hebburn ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Hebburn!

Hebburn is a warm and affectionate tale of north east family life. It tells the tale of the Pearson family and their impetuous and ambitious son, Jack, who has left Tyneside for the bright lights and glamour of Manchester. He has secretly married a middle class Jewish girl, Sarah, and realises that it is about time he introduced her to his family.

Last Updated: 12/25/2023Network: BBC TwoStatus: Ended
Dressing Up Fancy
70 votes

#1 - Dressing Up Fancy

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/1/2012

The red carpet is layed out for the visit of Sarah's parents, Ben and Susan from York. Pauline is immersing herself in Jewish cultureusing google to make sure everything is perfect. Ben and Susan are immersed in Geordie culture with Ramsey's help as well as with Vicky and Denise's choice of outfits for the fancy dress competition at Swayze's.

Directors: Christine Gernon
Ghost Town
75 votes

#2 - Ghost Town

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/25/2012

Jack and Sarah are back in Hebburn to help Dot move out of her retirement village. Jack also has big news about a book deal and a big publishing advance. Ramsey attempts to woo Denise with the power of booze.

Directors: Christine Gernon
Welcome to Hebburn, Pet
106 votes

#3 - Welcome to Hebburn, Pet

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/18/2012

Jack Pearson is taking Sarah home to meet the family in Hebburn, but they think she is his new girlfriend, not his new wife that he just married in Vegas. A great big Hebburn welcome awaits.

Directors: Christine Gernon
A Very Big Day
41 votes

#4 - A Very Big Day

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/22/2012

It is wedding day in Hebburn. Though Jack and Sarah are technically already married, Pauline and Dot are determined to treat it like their special day.

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Still Swayze's After All These Years
17 votes

#5 - Still Swayze's After All These Years

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/10/2013

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.

Knocking About
18 votes

#6 - Knocking About

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/26/2013

Pauline is away on a training day and Joe and Dot play, in the good room, breaking all the rules. Arthur tells Joe about his intentions towards his mother, but Joe wishes he hadn't told him. Vicky attempts to help Gervaise with the photoshoot for his album.

Stairway To Hebburn
17 votes

#7 - Stairway To Hebburn

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/3/2013

Joe's showing romantic signs of recovery, whilst Jack knows it's time to come clean to his beloved wife. But Sarah's father unexpectedly turns up, having left snooty wife Susan...

Easy Tiger
18 votes

#8 - Easy Tiger

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/19/2013

Sarah and Jack might have moved out, but Dot’s now moving in and soon attracts the attention of a man called Arthur. Pauline’s being bullied at work. Sarah wants Jack to sort their new home out, so he turns to Big Keith for help. Jack finally manages to get a proper book deal, but it’s for something he never intended to have published.

She Doesn't Just Give it Away
76 votes

#9 - She Doesn't Just Give it Away

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/15/2012

It is Jack's first day back on the Hebburn Advertiser - and he has plans to transform it into a paper that makes a difference.

Sleep in Hebburnly Peace
11 votes

#10 - Sleep in Hebburnly Peace

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/22/2013

Ben and Susan show up on Christmas Eve in Hebburn along with Susan’s mum Millie, who clashes with Dot. Jack and Sarah fly in from Switzerland with tales of the whitest snow and the greatest university, but soon admit that their life isn’t quite as good as it seems. Pauline and Susan manage to forge an unlikely bond over the festivities, as do Dot and Millie.

Gas and Air
13 votes

#11 - Gas and Air

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/17/2013

Sarah's got her PhD and is offered an incredible job abroad, but decides to turn it down because of the family. Joe’s rehabilitation is underway 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 drink. Vicky wonders if Lindsay is such a perfect man after all. Jack realises that Sarah’s opportunity is too good to refuse and with a bit of help from Denise, they decide to start a new life away from Hebburn.

Welcome Home
19 votes

#12 - Welcome Home

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/12/2013

The Pearson family attempt to deal with the aftermath of dad Joe’s stroke. Pauline has got a job to support the family whilst Jack and Sarah have a baby on the way and need to find a place to live. Denise, Jack's ex-girlfriend, is also pregnant. Vicky wants to improve her life but her boyfriend Gervaise could stand in her way.

Feeling Dynamic
47 votes

#13 - Feeling Dynamic

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/8/2012

The Geordie answer to Thelma and Louise are on the road; Dot buys Vicki a new car and nearly drives her off a mental cliff.