Accents, la

Words, words, words. Documentary about the history of accents on the TV. From the days of Received Pronunciation on BBC Radio pre-war, there was a dramatic shift in the 60’s with the pirate radio ships. Then the Beatles were the first mainstream celebrities who spoke with a ‘strange’ accent. Then American influences (cool/hippy/fab) meant that everyone wanted to get rid of their posh accents which had only been created due to the rise of public schools in the first place. Or course these days with the Internet/Radio/TV we get influences from everywhere – a global slang or is it more tribal? Groovy baby

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