For The Love Of Britain continued on ITV last night, this time taking viewers to Scotland.
Fans of the series got to see Robson Green diving for scallops off the Isle of Skye, while Rory Bremner was at Edinburgh Castle and Liz Bonnin went dolphin spotting near Mull.
Who narrates For The Love Of Britain on ITV?
Julie Walters, the Harry Potter and Dinnerladies actress, is the narrator on the series.
Speaking at the start of the programme, she said: “[Scotland is the] home of our 10 highest mountains, 120 whiskey distilleries and 800 islands.
“It’s famed for its dramatic landscapes and we’ll be sampling just some of the best it has to offer.”
She kicked off the show by telling viewers about the West Highland way.
What did viewers say about For The Love Of Britain?
When Julie Walters described the landscape around the route as an area of “outstanding natural beauty”, one place name she mispronounced had viewers rattled.
She said: “[It’s] a 96-mile best-of-the-highlands trail that runs from Milngavie, near Glasgow, to Fort William.”
Unfortunately, Julie pronounced Milngavie, a town in East Dunbartonshire, ‘miln-gavie’ when it is actually pronounced ‘mull-guy’.
On Twitter, viewers moaned about the blunder.
One said: “Ofgs! Please learn to pronounce the names of the places before you present progs about Scotland! #ignorant #fortheloveofbritain.
“I’m laughing but you know, I just wish they’d put some effort into it or at least apologise for getting it wrong!”
A second agreed: “That’s what I said as I [bleeping] swore at the telly.”
I just wish they’d put some effort into it or at least apologise for getting it wrong!
A third tweeted: “#fortheloveofbritain did no one really tell Julie Walters how to pronounce Milngavie?”
Another put: “Watching @ITV #fortheloveofbritain, the pronunciation of some of the towns and lochs is just plain wrong, guys! Milngavie and Loch Leven!”
Finally, a fifth wrote: “I’m English and even I know about Milngavie! Shouldn’t a half-decent production company check on these pronunciation issues as they exist throughout the UK?”
ED! contacted ITV for comment.
— TaniaWren (@TaniaWren) December 15, 2020
#fortheloveofbritain did no one really tell Julie Walters how to pronounce Milngavie? 😂😂 It's ok Julie, just say it as it looks 🙄
— Greig Paris (@G_Paris1) December 15, 2020
I’m English and even I know about Milngavie! Shouldn’t a half-decent production company check on these pronunciation issues as they exist throughout the UK?
— RC of RG (@rbrc1959) December 15, 2020
Praise for ‘beautiful’ ITV documentary
Others, however, heaped praise on the programme.
“I really liked the dolphin footage on #fortheloveofbritain tonight,” said one, adding: “A nice look into the wonders of Scotland.”
“What a great watch on ITV,” said another. “Got the West Highland Way on my radar now.”
Someone else said: “@ITV #fortheloveofbritain what a beautiful programme. Credit where credit is due. #welldone.”
I really liked the dolphin footage on #fortheloveofbritain tonight, a nice look into the wonders of Scotland.
— Daniel Brown (@Dans_Pictures) December 15, 2020
#fortheloveofbritain what a great watch on ITV got the West Highland Way on my radar now 🥾🥾🥾
— Gregory Guest (@GuestGregory) December 15, 2020
— sies nightmare ♿ (@mandyh1602) December 15, 2020
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