Dale Meeks films Hebburn for BBC Two

Date - 4 September, 2013, All News Television

Series two of Hebburn with Dale Meeks is currently being filmed also featuring Gina McKee and Vic Reeves.

Hebburn is the home town of stand-up comedian Jason Cook, who created the true-to-life comedy based on his own experiences of growing up in the North East of England. It tells the tale of the Pearson family and their son, Jack (Chris Ramsey), 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.

Hebburn was one of the shows piloted in 2011 as part of the BBC’s Salford Sitcom Showcase season. Season two will air later in early 2014.


Dale is best known for his leading regular role of Simon Meredith in Emmerdale; other notable screen credits include 5 series on Byker Grove, E4's comedy pilot Kabadasses, Being Human, Downtime,and the BBC comedies Swiss Toni, Hebbur and Grease Monkeys.

Dale has also worked extensively in theatre for Hull Truck, Birmingham Rep, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Manchester Royal Exchange and The Live Theatre/RSC. He played Amos in the No 1 UK Tour of Chicago and was in the original West End cast of The Beautiful Game.

As well as winning ITV1's Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes with his 'Blues Brothers', Dale can be seen singing with his band Shake Ya Tailfeather across the country.

He has recently been shooting for the new series of Inspector George Gently for BBC One which will air let this year, and for Series 2 of The Dumping Ground, also for the BBC.

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