Last year the BBC moved filming of Casualty from Bristol, where the programme is based, to Cardiff.
Since moving to Wales, most of the extras are now Welsh – presumably recruited from the local population. We now have the ludicrous situation where, if you watch Casualty, you would be led to believe that most people in Bristol are Welsh.
When the filming of Dr Who was moved to the same studios in Cardiff, the Doctor suddenly found himself talking to an awful lot of Welsh people and spending a lot of time in Welsh towns and villages. No doubt the new series of Upstairs Downstairs that is being filmed there will be based in a London full of Welsh people as well.
The BBC’s desperation to spread the British brand through the “nations and regions” has ruined one of its flagship programmes and frankly, I couldn’t care less if I never see Casualty again.