Hebburn sitcom axed by BBC

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TV sitcom Hebburn has been axed by the BBC.

The show’s creator Jason Cook has announced that the BBC2 show will not be renewed for a third series.

He said: “We’ve had such a great time making series one and two 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 a 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.”

The TV show, which starred Jim Moir, also known as Vic Reeves, Gina McKee, Kimberley Nixon, and South Shields comic Chris Ramsey, first aired in 2012.

Based on Jason’s own experiences of growing up in the town, it followed Jack Pearson - played by Ramsey - who had moved from Hebburn to Manchester and secretly tied the knot with a middle class Jewish girl.

It ran for two series as well as a Christmas special.

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