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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?!

Slatecross Wed 13-Nov-13 22:53:00

Actually I take it back - one of bits and bobs is o'brien off Downton.

WildThong Wed 13-Nov-13 22:56:08

Isn't Balamory set in Scotland?

AlbertoFrog Wed 13-Nov-13 22:59:52

I was thinking this earlier today too. Quite a few kids programmes are set or filmed in Scotland this weather.

I wonder if it's cheaper to produce them up north. Isn't that the reason Waterloo Road moved to Greenock?

2beornot Wed 13-Nov-13 23:00:05

Don't forget nina (of and the neurons fame!)

PrimalLass Wed 13-Nov-13 23:02:02

Because they are made by BBC Scotland.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 13-Nov-13 23:02:29

Its to appease the rebellious Scots who have complained in the past about lack of representation on the BBC. Same reason as the shipbuilding going to the Clyde rather than Portsmouth. The government is shit scared the Scots will vote for independence next year.

giraffesCantGoGuising Wed 13-Nov-13 23:03:26

Because we are all amazing innit.

I see Tig and Katie Morag everyday in real life - that is my rubbish claim to fame!

Slatecross Wed 13-Nov-13 23:05:27

Wow giraffes! Are they real divas? What's on their backstage rider? grin

PrimalLass Wed 13-Nov-13 23:05:57

Same reason as the shipbuilding going to the Clyde rather than Portsmouth.

Not because the skills are better in Glasgow? Which is what OH has been told by people in the know (he works for a defence company).

SkateLife Wed 13-Nov-13 23:06:12

Or maybe, this year, Scotland produced a higher quality of bbc kids programmes. Is it not based on rating?

Really, I have to ask, why start a thread about it? Do you have a problem with Scottish accents? Until next year (when we get the vote), we're meant to be one big happy family!

Slatecross Wed 13-Nov-13 23:06:34

DH just said mr bloom is northern but he isn't, he's Cornish and any northerner can hear it in his cod Yorkshire vowels.

lovelychops Wed 13-Nov-13 23:06:54

Who's the Scouser? Can't think who you mean.

Slatecross Wed 13-Nov-13 23:08:27

My dissertation back in the day, was accent and dialect, and at the time, broadcasting was chock full of Irish accents. They were very much the vogue. Now it's Scots. Will scousers have their day? <dreams>

Slatecross Wed 13-Nov-13 23:08:57

The market trader off Me Too is a scouser.

SkateLife Wed 13-Nov-13 23:10:13

Me too is filmed in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester.

Slatecross Wed 13-Nov-13 23:10:52

But the Gherkin building is in the titles! I'm easily confused!

Shallistopnow Wed 13-Nov-13 23:12:09

No YANBU. I've thought it for years and it does seem a bit OTT. Surely a little confusing for little English people learning to talk?

SkateLife Wed 13-Nov-13 23:15:01

My dh has just told me, BBC Scotland are in charge of kids programmes. So that's maybe why.

SkateLife Wed 13-Nov-13 23:16:41

Oh we wouldn't want those little people speaking anything other than clipped Home Counties accents would we? Dahlang.

KerwhizzedMyself Wed 13-Nov-13 23:17:11

I like all the Scottish accents. I have trouble with accents so hearing Scottish ones all day sometimes when dd watches cbeebies has helped me a lot haha!

Slatecross Wed 13-Nov-13 23:18:27

There aren't many RP accents either though. Chris off ShowMe ShowMe and his slightly Noël Coward vowels is maybe the closest.

katese11 Wed 13-Nov-13 23:18:58

And nurse morag from get well soon! My Story is often Scotland based too. love a scots accent so not complaining....

Slatecross Wed 13-Nov-13 23:19:35

Now Chorlton and the Wheelies - that had linguistic diversity!

EweHaveGoatToBeKiddin Wed 13-Nov-13 23:19:58

I've always thought there was a disproportionate number of English accents on kid's TV shows. About time Scots had their day grin

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