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Dream Me Up Scotty

Alex Norton goes on a Scottish accent safari hunting for the good the bad and the totally bowfing of mock jock acting. For over 100 years audiences have struggled to understand our braw brogue: silent Harry Lauder films attempted an accent in the captions, and in Hollywood's golden era , everyone wanted to paint their tonsils tartan- but as examples from Katharine Hepburn, Orson Welles and Richard Chamberlain show, they couldnae. Then Disney made Brave and proved that it disnae have to be all bad.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Mon 23 Dec 2013 21:00
BBC One Scotland, Scotland HD only


Role Contributor
PresenterAlex Norton
ProducerJohn Archer
DirectorJohn MacLaverty

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