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18th Jun '18 4:20:22 AM jormis29
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* Caroline Aherne's character of Mrs Merton, elderly Northern lady given a chat show, was very firmly based in the North Cheshire town of Stockport. Stockport is right in the top-right-hand corner of the county and is bisected by the Lancashire- Cheshire border which runs right through the town.[[note]]NOBODY in Stockport writes their address as "Stockport, Greater Manchester". But that's a [[UsefulNotes/OtherBritishTownsAndCities different grievance]].[[/note]] Opening credits to the short lived spin-off show ''Mrs Merton and Malcolm'' (Malcolm, played by Craig Cash, is her adult son) were conclusively identified as being in the Heaton Norris district of Stockport, claimed as Mrs Merton's home patch, and the yardstick for everything good and Northern[[note]]People with local knowledge can confidently pin Mrs Merton down to one particular ''street'', based on the opening credits to her shows[[/note]]. A subsequent Aherne/Cash comedy, ''Early Doors'', about a grim, grim, pub called the Grapes and its clientele, is also very clearly set in Heaton Norris. (local references...). This is so marked that by about episode two, a Heaton Norris pub called The Hope, a truly grim place, closed down for a major refit and refurbishment, as the brewery company seemed to believe this was the pub being featured in the show. Caroline Aherne has been thought of in some circles as the spiritual sucessor to Peter Tinniswood.

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* Caroline Aherne's character of Mrs Merton, elderly Northern lady given a chat show, was very firmly based in the North Cheshire town of Stockport. Stockport is right in the top-right-hand corner of the county and is bisected by the Lancashire- Cheshire border which runs right through the town.[[note]]NOBODY in Stockport writes their address as "Stockport, Greater Manchester". But that's a [[UsefulNotes/OtherBritishTownsAndCities different grievance]].[[/note]] Opening credits to the short lived spin-off show ''Mrs Merton and Malcolm'' (Malcolm, played by Craig Cash, is her adult son) were conclusively identified as being in the Heaton Norris district of Stockport, claimed as Mrs Merton's home patch, and the yardstick for everything good and Northern[[note]]People with local knowledge can confidently pin Mrs Merton down to one particular ''street'', based on the opening credits to her shows[[/note]]. A subsequent Aherne/Cash comedy, ''Early Doors'', ''Series/EarlyDoors'', about a grim, grim, pub called the Grapes and its clientele, is also very clearly set in Heaton Norris. (local references...). This is so marked that by about episode two, a Heaton Norris pub called The Hope, a truly grim place, closed down for a major refit and refurbishment, as the brewery company seemed to believe this was the pub being featured in the show. Caroline Aherne has been thought of in some circles as the spiritual sucessor to Peter Tinniswood.
16th May '18 9:56:32 AM PiDa
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* ''VideoGame/YorkshireGubbins'' uses real Yorkshire/Northern actors with thick accents. It contains an achievement for playing through the game without subtitles.
7th May '18 7:56:28 PM nombretomado
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* Jeremy Clarkson of ''Series/TopGear'' is from Doncaster, but went native as a southerner and rarely brings out his original accent. The phenomenon of "more northern than thi" (as in ''Literature/GoodOmens'' above) was also referenced in the Polar Special, as they approached the magnetic north pole:

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* Jeremy Clarkson of ''Series/TopGear'' ''Series/TopGearUK'' is from Doncaster, but went native as a southerner and rarely brings out his original accent. The phenomenon of "more northern than thi" (as in ''Literature/GoodOmens'' above) was also referenced in the Polar Special, as they approached the magnetic north pole:



* Creator/BrianBlessed, [[Series/TheAvengers Diana Rigg]], and [[TopGear Jeremy Clarkson]] all come from Doncaster. It's now home to a large college for the deaf.

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* Creator/BrianBlessed, [[Series/TheAvengers Diana Rigg]], and [[TopGear [[Series/TopGearUK Jeremy Clarkson]] all come from Doncaster. It's now home to a large college for the deaf.
1st May '18 9:13:30 PM nombretomado
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[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] the American counterpart, [[UsefulNotes/TwinCities Ap Nort']].

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[[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] the American counterpart, [[UsefulNotes/TwinCities Ap Nort']].
19th Apr '18 6:33:45 AM regular_onion
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* Legendary post-punk group Music/TheFall were founded in Prestwich, Greater Manchester. A favourite of the influential Creator/JohnPeel.
28th Mar '18 6:38:29 AM jormis29
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* The documentary ''Made in Sheffield'' is all about the many {{post punk}} and NewWaveMusic artists that came from the northern city of Sheffield, including the Human League, Heaven 17, and Pulp.

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* The documentary ''Made in Sheffield'' is all about the many {{post punk}} and NewWaveMusic artists that came from the northern city of Sheffield, including the Human League, Music/TheHumanLeague, Heaven 17, and Pulp.



* Human League and Heaven 17: Also from Sheffield.

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* Human League Music/TheHumanLeague and Heaven 17: Also from Sheffield.
20th Mar '18 9:17:03 AM borgjones
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* The Hacienda Club in Manchester was largely responsible for "Madchester" era groups such as Music/TheStoneRoses, Music/HappyMondays and New Order. Also had a huge hand in the Acid House movement. Sadly in it's later years the club was plagued with [[CrapsaccharineWorld rampant drug use and gang related violence]].

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* The Hacienda Club in Manchester was largely responsible for "Madchester" era groups such as Music/TheStoneRoses, Music/HappyMondays and New Order. Also had a huge hand in the Acid House movement. Sadly in it's its later years the club was plagued with [[CrapsaccharineWorld rampant drug use and gang related violence]].
12th Mar '18 4:14:00 PM nighttrainfm
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* The 2006/7 BBC series ''Series/{{Life on Mars|2006}}'' is set in a 1973 Manchester that may or may not be entirely imaginary.
** ''Series/AshesToAshes'' is set in London, but three of the Mancunian characters from its parent show, most notably Gene Hunt, appear in this show.

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* The 2006/7 BBC series ''Series/{{Life on Mars|2006}}'' is set in a 1973 Manchester that may or may not be entirely imaginary.
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imaginary. Its SequelSeries ''Series/AshesToAshes'' is set in London, but three of the Mancunian characters from its the parent show, most notably Gene Hunt, appear in this show.appear.
7th Mar '18 10:15:41 AM beckham
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Northerners are sometimes held in the same low regard as Australians and Texans for being too loud, proud and generally insufferable, like in ''Series/AtLastThe1948Show'''s [[WhenIWasYourAge Four Yorkshiremen sketch]]. But surveys have shown that Northern accents (particularly Yorkshire) are thought to be the most "trustworthy", thanks to the no-nonsense stereotype. Just as in the South, urban regions - and especially factory or mining towns - of the North of England often vocally supports the Labour Party, especially concerning trade unions (think of all those coal mines, steel mills, and so on). Express praise for UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher [[BerserkButton at your own risk]].[[note]] These days, though, UKIP tends to also do rather well in the old industrial towns. Make of that what you will. [[/note]] It is imortant to remember that this only applies to urban and industrial areas: rural areas of the north in counties like Yorkshire are some of the safest Conservative constituencies in the country.

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Northerners are sometimes held in the same low regard as Australians and Texans for being too loud, proud and generally insufferable, like in ''Series/AtLastThe1948Show'''s [[WhenIWasYourAge Four Yorkshiremen sketch]]. But surveys have shown that Northern accents (particularly Yorkshire) are thought to be the most "trustworthy", thanks to the no-nonsense stereotype. Just as in the South, urban regions - and especially factory or mining towns - of the North of England often vocally supports the Labour Party, especially concerning trade unions (think of all those coal mines, steel mills, and so on). Express praise for UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher [[BerserkButton at your own risk]].[[note]] These days, though, UKIP tends to also do rather well in the old industrial towns. Make of that what you will. [[/note]] It is imortant important to remember that this only applies to urban and industrial areas: rural areas of the north in counties like Yorkshire are some of the safest Conservative constituencies in the country.
7th Mar '18 10:14:49 AM beckham
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Northerners are sometimes held in the same low regard as Australians and Texans for being too loud, proud and generally insufferable, like in ''Series/AtLastThe1948Show'''s [[WhenIWasYourAge Four Yorkshiremen sketch]]. But surveys have shown that Northern accents (particularly Yorkshire) are thought to be the most "trustworthy", thanks to the no-nonsense stereotype. The North of England often vocally supports the Labour Party, especially concerning trade unions (think of all those coal mines, steel mills, and so on). Express praise for UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher [[BerserkButton at your own risk]].[[note]] These days, though, UKIP tends to also do rather well in the old industrial towns. Make of that what you will. [[/note]]

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Northerners are sometimes held in the same low regard as Australians and Texans for being too loud, proud and generally insufferable, like in ''Series/AtLastThe1948Show'''s [[WhenIWasYourAge Four Yorkshiremen sketch]]. But surveys have shown that Northern accents (particularly Yorkshire) are thought to be the most "trustworthy", thanks to the no-nonsense stereotype. The Just as in the South, urban regions - and especially factory or mining towns - of the North of England often vocally supports the Labour Party, especially concerning trade unions (think of all those coal mines, steel mills, and so on). Express praise for UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher [[BerserkButton at your own risk]].[[note]] These days, though, UKIP tends to also do rather well in the old industrial towns. Make of that what you will. [[/note]]
[[/note]] It is imortant to remember that this only applies to urban and industrial areas: rural areas of the north in counties like Yorkshire are some of the safest Conservative constituencies in the country.
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