Commenting on the BBC drama Andy Crick asks,
why oh why did the lead character have to be Jane Horrocks putting her best
stupid northern accent? Why not give her a bit of depth at least, instead of the usual **** family stuff? How patronising is that?
The show, which is currently being repeated on BBC HD, may not be about to rival
The West Wing— the latter was incisive political drama of the highest order; the former is light entertainment.
However, if anyone knows Andy would they mind telling him that Jane Horrocks’s accent is not stupid? Many people in Lancashire do actually speak like that.