(hĕb`ûrn), town (1991 pop. 22,103), South Tyneside metropolitan district, NE England, on the Tyne River in the Newcastle upon Tyne metropolitan area. It has shipbuilding, electrical industries, and engineering works.
HEBBURN (BBC Two, Tuesday, 10pm) COMEDIAN Jason Cook's six-part comedy Hebburn established itself as one of the brightest new sitcoms of the year last autumn and now there's a new series and a Christmas special.
Vessels of every kind were built at Scotswood, Elswick, Newcastle, Gateshead, St Peters, High Walker, Low Walker, Wallsend, Hebburn, Jarrow, Willington Quay, Howdon, Coble Dean, North Shields, South Shields, and here at Bill Quay.
Deputy mayor and mayoress of South Tyneside, Councillor Richard Porthouse and his wife Pat, were welcomed to the stage with a fanfare from Hebburn-based TS Kelly Sea Cadets, before performing the Christmas lights switch-on in Hebburn.