Happy Valley writer Sally Wainwright has called for more northern accents in big TV dramas.
The Huddersfield-born writer loves the Yorkshire dialect and wants to hear more accents like Sarah Lancashire, who starred as Sgt Catherine Cawood in the tense police drama.
The series was set in West Yorkshire and filmed extensively in Huddersfield and Calderdale. Now Sally wants to hear more accents like Oldham-born Sarah’s in big TV dramas.
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She said: “We have got so used to hearing posh southern voices in the media and it has always been refreshing to hear other accents. It still is.”
And she thinks the Yorkshire accent is particularly appealing.
She added: “There’s a brusque, down-to-earth humour where people hit the nail on the head. It lends itself to a dry wit and I like to say things funnily, rather than not funnily.”
The final episode of Happy Valley’s second series had more than eight million viewers last month. And there could be a third one on the way.
Sally, speaking to Radio Times, said: “There’s more to say.”