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AIBU or are there a disproportionate number of Scots accents on cbeebies?

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Slatecross Wed 13-Nov-13 22:52:11

Woolly and Tig, Balamory, Me Too, Bits and Bobs and now "keetee moooregg."

And only one scouser, and not a single northerner! What's going on?!

ToysRLuv Wed 13-Nov-13 23:21:20

I think it's nice. Everything else on tv seems to be Southern centered.

Keith Fitt from Gigglebiz is Scouse grin

WhereIsMyHat Wed 13-Nov-13 23:21:41

I'm so excited about Katie moral, I could kiss bbc Scotland. There are a few BBC Wales programmes too. Grandpa in my pocket, abadas....

Slatecross Wed 13-Nov-13 23:25:22

So there's only one person from the north west? (The MeToo scouser) Even Justin doesn't have a north west character!! sad

Slatecross Wed 13-Nov-13 23:25:58

Cross posted - Keith Fitt is a Geordie!

ToysRLuv Wed 13-Nov-13 23:26:00

DH quite often twists the Abadas song to: My name is Seren and I am a Welsh bat.. grin

DS (4) never noticed or cared about different accents on cbeebies. Never heard of any kids that did/do.

NarwhalKnickers Wed 13-Nov-13 23:26:29

Keith Fit is a Geordie!

I didn't realise Grandpa in my pocket was Welsh

WhereIsMyHat Wed 13-Nov-13 23:26:48

One of the lady's from the shop in Balamory is northern.

ToysRLuv Wed 13-Nov-13 23:27:31

Oh, is he? In my defence, I'm foreign..

SkateLife Wed 13-Nov-13 23:27:34

Grandpa in my pocket is filmed partly in Southwald (South east England).

Slatecross Wed 13-Nov-13 23:29:50

Whereismyhat, sorry no she's s Geordie too!

AmIthatHot Wed 13-Nov-13 23:30:17

Presumably some of the responses are tongue in cheek?

Same as shipbuilding on the Clyde hmm

Confusing for little ones learning to speak hmm hmm

I'll take these as the jokes they clearly are.

The language used and the accents in all of the BBC Scotland programmes are perfectly clear and understandable.

Everyone in the country has an accent of some description. Perhaps people like me don't want children speaking like Charlie and Lola. But then that would make me unreasonable.


Slatecross Wed 13-Nov-13 23:30:31

Is it? I thought it was Milford haven-ish! The set is 100% ikea!

WhereIsMyHat Wed 13-Nov-13 23:31:18

Some of it is definitely welsh

thistlelicker Wed 13-Nov-13 23:31:47

I always thought it was because the Scottish accent announce certain words more clearly ... Like they roll their "r".... Well I do anyway ie I say iron (irn bru) where my English counterparts called it ion bru and
We just know it's not!!! Like the town bury near Manchester, it's spelt bury so as a Scottish person I say bury but English people call it berry .... So I think it's to help people pronounce words and often it's a accent that's easily understood as a child!

Slatecross Wed 13-Nov-13 23:32:12

Amithathot you can't be too careful. My brother watched too much of The Clangers and now can only communicate with the use of a swannee whistle...

KerwhizzedMyself Wed 13-Nov-13 23:33:27

I wish Yorkshire was better represented. All we have is sexy fake Mr Bloom.

KatoPotato Wed 13-Nov-13 23:36:49

Keeps my DH in a job!

peanutMD Wed 13-Nov-13 23:38:39

As others have said BBC Scotland is primarily in charge of children programming.

Tbh i think its nice to hear different accents on when i was a child it was all English.

Oh and to whoever it was whining about Govan/Portsmouth, pull your knickers out of your arse the standard of work was the main reason for the decision not " hmm

peanutMD Wed 13-Nov-13 23:39:11


AmIthatHot Wed 13-Nov-13 23:42:20

Slatecross, your poor brother, but it could have been worse, he could have been raised on the Teletubbies grin

Slatecross Wed 13-Nov-13 23:44:08

Yes, or Pingu!

CookieB Wed 13-Nov-13 23:48:20

A Scottish accent without slang is more neutral than any other place in Britain according to recent studies. Am I Scottish? Aye. Scottish Independence? i'll wait until the 26th for the proposals but probably think nah ur awrite wink.

Slatecross Wed 13-Nov-13 23:49:11

What do you mean by "neutral"?

juneybean Wed 13-Nov-13 23:58:40

Penny Pocket is northern/Geordie.

AmIthatHot Thu 14-Nov-13 00:00:56

Yes, I was always led to believe that the people from Inverness speak the purest form of English - clear, distinct words, vowels, etc.

I think PC Plum, for example, has a very, very clear speaking voice

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