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Pembrokeshire Murders Viewers Can't Agree Over The Welsh Accents In The Show

Pembrokeshire Murders Viewers Can't Agree Over The Welsh Accents In The Show

Last night, the second episode of The Pembrokeshire Murders aired on ITV and left us totally gripped for tonight's concluding part.

But viewers were left a little unsure over one detail - some of the accents portrayed in the show. While many viewers were happy to hear real Welsh accents in the first two episodes, some Pembrokeshire locals took to social media a little unsure over the local dialect.

Some viewers were unsure of the accents in the show (Credit: ITV)
Some viewers were unsure of the accents in the show (Credit: ITV)

One viewer had a particular issue with the use of the word 'mam'.

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"Only problem with #PembrokeshireMurders is they all have a Welsh accent not a Pembrokeshire accent. No-one in Pembs says Mam. I can hear a Pembrokeshire accent a mile off," they wrote.

Another agreed, adding: "That's what I was saying to my hubby! We don't say mam amd they are not dropping their 't's' and its PemBRUKshire."

While one said: "Started watching #pembrokeshiremurders last night and really enjoyed it. They did get the Pembrokeshire accent wrong though."

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Others, however, totally disagreed, with many people praising the accents in the show.

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One person wrote: "So refreshing to hear genuine Welsh accents in #PembrokeshireMurders from a stellar cast rather than actors trying to mimic the Welsh accent!"

While another said: "I lived in Tenby for a few years back in the day. I think Keith Allen's accent is on point."

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"Luke Evans accent is DIVINE," added another.

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Prior to the show, some members of The Pembrokeshire Murders cast spoke out about their worries over nailing the accent.

Keith Allen (who plays John Cooper) explained: "I was very worried about the accent.

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"I worked in Tenby when I was young so I know it very well. I'd run the boats down there each year. I'm bone idle as an actor, but in this case I felt I had to do the research and so I'd seen the Bullseye thing and my go-to trigger was him saying 'scuba diving' on Bullseye.

The series continues this evening at 9pm on ITV (Credit: ITV)
The series continues this evening at 9pm on ITV (Credit: ITV)

"In fact he had a very odd way of speaking so I thought I'd go down there [Pembrokeshire] and check this out. So I did with a view of sitting in various pubs, maybe a cafe, and listening to people talk."

Meanwhile, Luke Evans spoke about how he couldn't wait to use his accent for the first time in years.


"It was shot in an incredible part of Wales which I've always wanted to visit and I got to live there and shoot this incredible show with an incredible bunch of Welsh actors. I got to use my own Welsh accent for the first time in many, many years and yeah, it was a great experience all round," he said.

The Pembrokeshire Murders concludes on Wednesday evening at 9pm on ITV.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: TV News, Luke Evans, ITV

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