JOIN THE GREAT ONLINE DEBATE; VIEWPOINTS.On the suggestion that Doctor Who is 'not Welsh enough'
DR Who is an international success it is made in Wales Wales, Welsh Cymru, western peninsula and political division (principality) of Great Britain (1991 pop. 2,798,200), 8,016 sq mi (20,761 sq km), west of England; politically united with England since 1536. The capital is Cardiff. , that is reason enough to celebrate, why does it need to have a proliferation of Welsh accents?
THE scriptwriters appear to be writing to a certain formula and a Welsh character isn't in it. An error we must forgive I suppose.
Doctor Who is an icon, I don't think anyone's interests would be served by having a Welsh accent in the show, and certainly not one from South Wales South Wales south n → sud m du Pays de Galles !!!
So it's filmed in Cardiff, so what, it is a universal show in fact in the bigger sense, a neutral accent is just fine and dandy.
MAYBE if they called it "Dr Who's coats that jacket".
- PrinceMadoc - EastWalian
WHEN I first saw this I thought "this is so stupid, someone is taking the mick" Torchwood torch·wood
1. Any of several tropical American trees of the genus Amyris, especially A. balsamifera, having resinous wood that burns with a torchlike flame.
2. The wood of any of these trees. : Made in Wales and scripts SET IN Wales. Therefore the Welsh accents abound.
Dr Who: Made in Wales but scripts NOT SET in Wales.
Why would the accent abound in episodes generally set in London? Or for that matter all the far flung places it's set in.
What would the Doctor's original accent on Gallifrey have been? Patagonian Welsh maybe?
What about a real nasty called a "Dai Leck" or even a "Ceiberman" from Penrhiwceiber in Mountain Ash Mountain Ash, town, Wales
Mountain Ash, Welsh Aberpennar, town (1981 pop. 26,231), Rhondda Cynon Taff, S Wales. A former mining community, it depended upon the great coal mines nearby, which were developed in the 19th cent. ...?
- Ed_Crowe /forum