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Hebburn series two: Melanie Hill joins the cast

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Actress Melanie Hill has joined the cast of Hebburn.

Sunderland-born Hill, best known for her roles in Brassed Off, Bread and Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, will link up with cast members in Manchester as they film series two of the BBC2 sitcom.

Hill is currently appearing in the BBC soap Waterloo Road.

The news was revealed on community station Radio Northumberland, as Hill also confirmed her attendance at the Auf Wiedersehen, Pet convention in September.

Exact details of who Hill will play in Hebburn have not been revealed, but in an interview last week creator Jason Cook said he was pleased with the new additions to the cast.

Cook said: “We’ve got some new cast members too and they’re fitting in perfectly. They were very carefully chosen and I think we made the right choice with them.

“I can’t wait for people to see them.”

Series two of Hebburn will air in the autumn, followed by a Christmas special.