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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 07:44 AM
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3. They just don't like a British narrator
They've done it for many of the major BBC natural history series. Most are narrated here by David Attenborough (he basically has 'living treasure' status in the UK; he's probably the most 'trusted' person in the country (he never does voiceovers for adverts, because he thinks it would be abusing the trust people have in him), and so they'll use him whenever possible). He does have a classic BBC 'received pronunciation' accent, and perhaps some American companies think it sounds 'elitist' - I wouldn't have thought it's a question of not being understood, since it's pretty clear, without being 'posh' in the way the royal family are.

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