BBC Two has ordered a new six part comedy series titled Hebburn. Based on the life of stand up comedian Jason Cook, the comedy series tells the tale of the Dixon family and their son, Jason, who has left Tyneside for the bright lights and glamour of Manchester. He’s secretly married a middle class Jewish girl, Clare, and realises that it is about time he introduced her to his family.
The cast for Hebburn includes Chris Ramsey as Jason, Kimberley Nixon as his wife Clare and Vic Reeves as Tony, Jason’s dad. The series is being produced by Channel X North & Baby Cow Manchester with Kristian Smith, Henry Normal, Lindsay Hughes, Matt Tiller and Alan Marke serving as executive producers.
Speaking of the series, Kristian Smith, Executive Editor for Comedy Commissioning, said: “We are delighted to be bringing Hebburn to BBC Two. Not only does it bring back the warm heart of the North East to sitcom, but also delivers a charming and funny comedy about a grown up family with a fantastic cast attached.”