ITV’s accurate-crime drama A Confession has left viewers confused with its “terrible” and “shocking” accents.
The six-aspect series, which stars Hollywood actor Martin Freeman as Superintendent Steve Fulcher, tells the genuine-life story of the investigation into the disappearance and death of Sian O’Callaghan in 2011.
The 22-year-old, from Swindon in Wiltshire, was discovered murdered and Fulcher ended up breaching police protocol to catch the killer.
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In episode two, police lastly get onto a definite lead just after seeing various suspects and coming a cropper.
It was a gripping however respectful second episode, but some viewers could not get previous the actors’ dodgy Swindon accents.
A single mentioned on Twitter: “These bloody carrot cruncher accents. I’ve lived in #Swindon given that 2003 and in no way met any one who speaks like that #AConfession.”
Watching A Confession but the accents are terrible.
Yet another wrote: “The accents on #AConfession are shocking we do not come from Cornwall, Swindon is in Wiltshire.”
A third tweeted: “What is with the shocking accents on #AConfession #itv? they variety from the Westcountry to Yorkshire!? #Swindonersarentfarmers.”
An individual else mentioned: “#AConfession cannot take this seriously with the accents, it really is like watching Bill Bailey in Hot Fuzz.”
“Watching #AConfession but the accents are terrible @ITV,” wrote a fifth.
It follows complaints on social media about the camera operate just after the very first episode aired final week.
On Twitter, viewers complained that a promising drama – 1 handling a sensitive topic matter, provided its concentrate on genuine-life events – had been “ruined” by a shaky camera.
A Confession will clarify why Detective Superintendent Stephen Fulcher was forced to quit his job in 2014 just after becoming disciplined for gross misconduct.
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He breached police protocol in the hunt for killer Christopher Halliwell, whom he arrested for Sian’s murder in 2011.
In an interview with the Mirror, actor Martin Freeman mentioned he believes the former police officer – who also got Halliwell to confess to killing a lady named Becky Godden years earlier – was treated unfairly.
He mentioned he thinks Fulcher was “appropriately carried out”, telling the publication: “It really is 1 of these items exactly where you go, ‘I cannot think that. He’s been appropriately carried out there’. And not only has he been carried out, but it really is an individual who you genuinely do want operating for us.”
– A Confession continues on Monday (16.09.19) at 9pm on ITV
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