Humour in Hebburn

Having spent some years living in Hebburn, it’s cheering for me to hear that Jason Cook’s sitcom, Hebburn, has been commissioned by BBC2 for a series.  Often seen as the poor tip of South Tyneside, Hebburn has it’s own culture and local legends and it’s nice to see the town put on the TV map.  Inevitably it will be compared to The Likely Lads, but with it’s share of real life characters and locations, and with a rich seam of North East humour on every Metro platform, bar stool and street corner as inspiration, I’m sure Hebburn will provide no shortage of plots to keep the show fresh and modern.

It’s long overdue for Hebburn to get it’s chance to shine, and on the national TV stage.  In these troubled economic times it’s refreshing that it’ll be something from South Tyneside that will make people laugh rather than add to their misery.


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