Based on the life of stand up comedian Jason Cook, Hebburn tells the tale of the Dixon family and their son, Jack, who has left Tyneside for the bright lights and glamour of Manchester. He’s secretly married a middle class Jewish girl, Sarah, and realises that it is about time he introduced her to his family. The comedy series is produced by Channel X North & Baby Cow Manchester and stars Chris Ramsey as Jack, Kimberley Nixon as his wife Sarah and Vic Reeves as Tony, Jack’s dad.
Cook announced the news on Twitter, saying: “Just so everyone knows, the BBC will not be renewing “Hebburn” for a third series. We’ve had such a great time making series 1 and 2 and I’d like to thank the BBC for allowing us to do this. The team that made “Hebburn” were so committed to it and those both in front of and behind the camera were what made “Hebburn” so special. It was such an honour to be able to put my little hometown on TV and to show the country and little bit of tyneside with some of the best actors I could ever have dreamed of. The response from fans all over the world has been overwhelming with “Hebburn” being shown in Australia, Canada, America and all over Europe. But now we have to move on to new projects and I’m looking forward to doing more stuff with the “Hebburn” team as soon as possible!”