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62305823,345 posts since 19 Aug 2005 Recently warned
STV Central Reporting Scotland
ALL of STV cartoon series were redubbed to Gaelic, its was cheap and ticked a hell of a alot of boxes. Unlike most of the content STV and Grampian created which were funded by the GTC, the cartoons were not hence the reason the endcaps are still in tact. But because STV owns the broadcasting rights in the UK, Alba can use them, for free. Hence Rupert and even Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century and Mewoo are on the channel. I do expect to see Anatole, Birdz, Captain Zed and the Zee Zone or even Walter Melon. Wink

One has to wonder who controls the rights to Dangermouse in relations to Donnie Murdo, unless thames were just nice to enough to have a one off fee?

When it comes to the BBC series, I still wonder if we will ever get repeats of Dotaman or Pàdraig Post.
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james-20014,475 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
One of the strangest things I saw on BBC Alba when I was channel hopping was a repeat of an early 90s STV Gaelic soap where one of the characters was talking in English and the others were talking back to him in Gaelic. I found that bizzare and didn't really make much sense. Surely if he could understand Gaelic he'd have been speaking it to the other characters?
noggin14,163 posts since 26 Jun 2001
One of the strangest things I saw on BBC Alba when I was channel hopping was a repeat of an early 90s STV Gaelic soap where one of the characters was talking in English and the others were talking back to him in Gaelic. I found that bizzare and didn't really make much sense. Surely if he could understand Gaelic he'd have been speaking it to the other characters?


Not surprising at all. If you have Gaelic as a second language, and you know the person you are talking to speaks English, then why not do that?

Similar to the way "The Bridge" works - Danish characters speak Danish, Swedish characters speak Swedish. They understand each other.
bilky asko5,327 posts since 9 Sep 2006
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)

Dangermouse returns on monday, but it seems the classic is still going stong, on BBC alba; http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b062xb7t


Ugh, that is dreadful! Name changed to Donnie Murdo ... terrible audio dubbing, including theme song ... episode title slide looks like it's taken from an obscure cartoon from eastern Europe! Should've kept the original soundtrack, and used Gaelic subtitles instead.


Why would a channel dedicated to Scottish Gaelic only use Gaelic subtitles on a programme? That'd be crackers.