Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Bleak Yorkshire humour: I Didn't Know You Cared

If you've never encountered this, it really is quite startling, a stark representation of the dark, bleak sense of humour that writers from these parts often utilise. You can also see the stereotypical signifiers of poverty (working class or 'common'-ness), frugal (or tight-fisted/stingy)ruralness, archaic and old-fashioned (indeed, Victorian and puritanical!), lack of intelligence/backwardsness ...

It doesn't in the case of this sitcom, based on best-selling novels and a radio show, but the Yorkshire stereotype can get downright gothic, as is the case with Wuthering Heights.

You can view more of this show through this search.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Playlist of past/practice clips

You can use these to set yourself practice exercises - feel free to hand in any subsequent essays for marking and feedback: