Having left his home town for the bright lights of Manchester, Jack Pearson (Chris Ramsey) decides it's time to bring his new wife Sarah (Kimberley Nixon), who happens to be Jewish, home to meet his parents Joe and Pauline (Jim Moir and Gina McKee) and the rest of his family. The only trouble is, Jack's parents don't know that he's married (courtesy of a drunken binge in Las Vegas). With his mother going all out to impress with her newly acquired knowledge of Judaism, Jack's intention of keeping his marriage a secret soon hangs in the balance when a trip to the local, Swayze's, threatens to bring proceedings to a head.
Did You Know?
A recurring joke in the first series is Pauline's hatred of vegetarians, and the fact that she "cannot have them in the house". Actress Gina McKee, who plays her, is in fact a vegetarian in real life. See more