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BBC bosses are to boost efforts to sound less ‘London-centric’ with regional voiceovers

BBC bosses are to boost efforts to sound less ‘London-centric’ with regional voiceovers

Northern BBC One viewers will hear ‘bespoke’ regional bulletins in their very own native accent as company tries to transfer exterior ‘M25 bubble’

  • Announcements between present will likely be made in native accents for BBC1 exhibits
  • Viewers will hear voices from North West, North East, Yorkshire amongst others
  • Director of countries says there will likely be a spotlight & garnering of tales out of London

The BBC is about to introduce ‘bespoke’ regional voiceovers between programmes to make the company really feel less London-centred.

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Announcements between exhibits will likely be made in native accents for BBC1 within the North West, North East, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

The BBC’s director of countries, Rhodri Talfan Davies, revealed the plan as a part of the company’s ‘throughout the UK’ initiative. 

He stated: ‘If we’re all dwelling inside the M25 bubble, that inevitably has an affect on the editorial selections we make. So I imagine it should make a distinction.’  

Announcements between shows will be made in local accents from the North West, North East, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Announcements between exhibits will likely be made in native accents from the North West, North East, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

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Mr Talfan Davies stated: ‘We are tailor-making the texture of the channel for extra areas.’ 

In an interview with Sky News, he was requested if the transfer was ‘somewhat bit condescending and superficial’.

But he stated: ‘It could be superficial if we weren’t additionally radically shifting our focus throughout community tv – if I used to be to say: ‘Let’s give BBC1 a northern voice.’ 

Programmes such as BBC2’s Newsnight, presented by Emily Maitlis (pictured) is set to go on the road

Programmes reminiscent of BBC2’s Newsnight, offered by Emily Maitlis (pictured) is about to go on the highway

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Mr Talfan Davies stated there will likely be a shift in ‘focus and garnering of tales’ to areas exterior of London within the initiative. 

Programmes reminiscent of BBC2’s Newsnight and Radio 4’s Today will go on the highway to completely different cities. 

Asked if the transfer would have been given the seal of approval by Lord Reith, the BBC’s first director-general, Mr Talfan Davies replied: ‘I think tastes have moved on.’

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BBC bosses are to boost efforts to sound less ‘London-centric’ with regional voiceovers

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