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BBC orders a second series

BBC Two has commissioned a second series of Hebburn.

The Geordie sitcom, written by stand-up Jason Cook, will return later this year with a six -part series and a Christmas special.

Cook, who is from the Tyneside town, said: ‘I'm obviously, proper over the moon about the second series. Series one was so well received that we always had hopes of getting re-commissioned but now it's real! 

‘And having a Christmas special really is the icing on the cake; I got quite giddy when I was told we'd got that.

‘There's loads planned for Hebburn 2.0" and we can't give anything away although I can say that we are finally going to find out what Winny did.’

Kristian Smith, theBBC’s executive editor of comedy commissioning said: ‘I'm thrilled that audiences have taken Hebburn to their hearts, as much as we have and delighted we're making a second series. Jason's creation is a brilliant piece of comedy and we're so lucky to have such a phenomenal cast bringing it all too life. ‘

The series stars Chris Ramsey as Jack, a fictionalised version of Cook, with Gina McKee and Vic Reeves star Jim Moir and Gina McKee, as his parents. The full cast will return for the second run.

The first series, which launched in the autumn with an audience of 1.8million, was shot on location in Hebburn and in studios at MediaCityUK in Salford and the same is expected for series two. 

It is produced by Channel X and Baby Cow, with Ideal creator Graham Duff co-writing the scripts with Cook.

Posted: 14 Jan 2013

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