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Mip TV Picks 2008: The Sounds of Aus

Endlessly vamped in the media and badly attempted by drunken college kids everywhere, there's no mistaking an Australian accent.
March 31, 2008


Oh, Crocodile Dundee, the trouble you have caused.

Endlessly vamped in the media and badly attempted by drunken college kids everywhere, there’s no mistaking an Australian accent. Sometimes unflatteringly described as ‘duck-like,’ the Aussie tone is as familiar to outsiders as images of the Sydney Opera House.

The Sounds of Aus is a funny and informative look at the evolution of the accent and the impact it has had on Australian culture. Interviews will poll linguists, historians and comedians, as well as social and political experts to see how the Aussie accent has affected the life of those blessed with it. (Though some Australians themselves affect British accents to sound more posh… they’ve obviously never been to Manchester.) Partners: Princess Pictures Productions for the ABC (Australia), distributed through ABC Commercial
Aired: November 2007
Length: 55 minutes
Rights available: All worldwide

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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