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29th Oct '16 2:09:27 AM foxley
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* ''Series/InspectorGeorgeGently'' is in North East England, centering on Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland and County Durham. Gently himself is a transplanted Londoner, but most of the rest of cast sport Northern accents.
22nd Oct '16 1:55:50 PM nombretomado
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Northern England. To those of the metropolitan southeast in particular, a strange and alien place full of salt-of-the-earth [[UsefulNotes/ATouchOfClassEthnicityAndReligion lower-class]] types who [[BritishAccents talk funny]], notable only for [[UsefulNotes/FootballPopMusicAndFlatCaps football, pop music and flat caps]]. To some Londoners, this is anywhere north of the M25, the motorway surrounding Greater London, forgetting about UsefulNotes/TheMidlands[[note]](another popular informal boundary between the North and South (with UsefulNotes/TheMidlands again being lumped in with the North) is an imaginary line drawn from the Wash to the Bristol channel. Northerners, however, draw it from the Humber Estuary to the Dee Estuary, excluding the unloved Midlands which are lumped in with the South)[[/note]]. Geographically, the North is usually classed as Cheshire, [[UsefulNotes/FootballPopMusicAndFlatCaps Greater Manchester]], Yorkshire, [[UsefulNotes/FootballPopMusicAndFlatCaps Merseyside]], Lancashire, [[UsefulNotes/NorthEastEngland Durham, Tyne & Wear, Northumberland]], Cumbria and parts of Lincolnshire and Derbyshire.

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Northern England. To those of the metropolitan southeast in particular, a strange and alien place full of salt-of-the-earth [[UsefulNotes/ATouchOfClassEthnicityAndReligion lower-class]] types who [[BritishAccents [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents talk funny]], notable only for [[UsefulNotes/FootballPopMusicAndFlatCaps football, pop music and flat caps]]. To some Londoners, this is anywhere north of the M25, the motorway surrounding Greater London, forgetting about UsefulNotes/TheMidlands[[note]](another popular informal boundary between the North and South (with UsefulNotes/TheMidlands again being lumped in with the North) is an imaginary line drawn from the Wash to the Bristol channel. Northerners, however, draw it from the Humber Estuary to the Dee Estuary, excluding the unloved Midlands which are lumped in with the South)[[/note]]. Geographically, the North is usually classed as Cheshire, [[UsefulNotes/FootballPopMusicAndFlatCaps Greater Manchester]], Yorkshire, [[UsefulNotes/FootballPopMusicAndFlatCaps Merseyside]], Lancashire, [[UsefulNotes/NorthEastEngland Durham, Tyne & Wear, Northumberland]], Cumbria and parts of Lincolnshire and Derbyshire.



* [[BoisterousBruiser Gunn-Sar]] from the ''Series/BlakesSeven'' episode "Power" is a barbarian leader with a Yorkshire accent despite being from another planet in the far future. Still, it made a change from the usual cavemen speaking with [[BritishAccents posh accents]].

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* [[BoisterousBruiser Gunn-Sar]] from the ''Series/BlakesSeven'' episode "Power" is a barbarian leader with a Yorkshire accent despite being from another planet in the far future. Still, it made a change from the usual cavemen speaking with [[BritishAccents [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents posh accents]].
9th Oct '16 1:53:15 AM erforce
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* Mercer from ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' has a heavy Mancunian accent.

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* Mercer Mercer, Cutlet Beckett's right had man from ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', has a heavy Mancunian accent.
24th Sep '16 9:10:17 AM HistoryGeekInTown
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* Where the Blake sisters in ''Literature/ThePearlandtheCarnelian'' hail from. Neither is overjoyed by it.
18th Sep '16 3:47:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Pilgrimage of Grace in Season 3 of ''TheTudors''... the differences in accents between the rebels and the Powers That Be down south were striking. Also helps illustrate how old this trope is too.
* The original UK version of ''{{Shameless}}'' is set in the fictional council estate Chatsworth in Stretford, Greater Manchester.

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* The Pilgrimage of Grace in Season 3 of ''TheTudors''...''Series/TheTudors''... the differences in accents between the rebels and the Powers That Be down south were striking. Also helps illustrate how old this trope is too.
* The original UK version of ''{{Shameless}}'' ''Series/ShamelessUK'' is set in the fictional council estate Chatsworth in Stretford, Greater Manchester.
5th Sep '16 10:01:44 AM Jake
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* ''Film/TheFullMonty'', in which a bunch of sacked steel workers have to turn to stripping to survive. By the way, that's a comedy and a pretty good one as well.

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* ''Film/TheFullMonty'', in which a bunch of sacked steel workers have to turn to stripping to survive. By the way, that's a comedy (albeit [[BlackComedy a frequently dark one]]) and a pretty good one as well.
25th Aug '16 11:53:12 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* Music/{{Ingested}} is from Manchester, though Lyn Jeffs currently lives near London.
11th Aug '16 7:57:36 PM dpisel01
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A lot of English-made stories are set in the North, but Americans seldom get the distinction because BritainIsOnlyLondon. (London and The North are also as close together as New York and Boston.) Liverpool is an exception for being the hometown of Music/TheBeatles.
5th Aug '16 2:06:34 AM AgProv
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* Bill Oddie of ''Series/TheGoodies'', born in Rochdale (a suburb of Manchester), would often play up his Northernness, for instance in the episode where he introduced the world to Ecky Thump, the Lancashire art of self-defense (consisting of hitting people over the head with a black pudding). There's also this bit from the ''I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again'' version of ''Othello'':

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* Bill Oddie of ''Series/TheGoodies'', born in Rochdale (a suburb sattelite town of Manchester), would often play up his Northernness, for instance in the episode where he introduced the world to Ecky Thump, the Lancashire art of self-defense (consisting of hitting people over the head with a black pudding). There's also this bit from the ''I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again'' version of ''Othello'':
31st Jul '16 4:53:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Literature/ThePlagueDogs'', a DarkerAndGrittier sequel ([[AnimatedAdaptation book and film]]) to RichardAdams' ''Literature/WatershipDown'', is set in England's Lake District.

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* ''Literature/ThePlagueDogs'', a DarkerAndGrittier sequel ([[AnimatedAdaptation book and film]]) to RichardAdams' Creator/RichardAdams' ''Literature/WatershipDown'', is set in England's Lake District.



* In the book of ''LayerCake'', a chapter is actually entitled "Oop North" and recounts the drug dealing protagonist and his associates (all Londoners) going to a meeting with their Northern associates. He frequently refers slightingly to "scousers" and portrays the residents of the region as a bunch of savages.

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* In the book of ''LayerCake'', ''Literature/LayerCake'', a chapter is actually entitled "Oop North" and recounts the drug dealing protagonist and his associates (all Londoners) going to a meeting with their Northern associates. He frequently refers slightingly to "scousers" and portrays the residents of the region as a bunch of savages.
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