If you have time to kill, why not familiarise yourself with some of the UK’s many regional accents?!
By watching some of Britain’s best-loved film and TV, you can gain an insight into weird and wonderful variations of the British accent.

Below is a list of movies and shows for you to enjoy:

Game of Thrones (TV Show) – not absolutely perfect, but there are representations of Northern English for sure, and some perhaps Scottish/Irish/Welsh as well as Southern English. Some of the actors put on a pretty bad accent, while others are speaking with more or less their natural accent, so give it a go!

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones

Downton Abbey (TV Show) – this is good for hearing mainly Southern (and slightly posh for nowadays) English accents. Also, the first and second series are really great!

Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey

The Fall (TV Show) – Northern Irish.

The Royle Family (TV Show) – This show, as well as Shameless and The Street, depict regional Mancunian (Manchester – Northern English city) accents. The Royle family was a big hit in the 90s and noughties.

Little Britain (TV Show) – just weird. Watch it.

Eastenders (TV Show) – East London dialect and accent. Very DRAMATIC.

Four Weddings and a Funeral (Movie) – a British classic, and here you can observe American vs British accents, including some lovely Scottish men.

Four Weddings and a Funeral
Four Weddings and a Funeral

The Full MontyBritish people love this film generally. There are some very good accents and is a sweet story.

The Full Monty
The Full Monty

Many more to be found: just Google ‘films and TV shows with British accents’ and you’ll find plenty! Enjoy! :)

British regional accents in TV SHOWS and movies

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