Viewers struggled to watch the adaptation of Jamaica Inn due to 'sound issues.'
Oh, how excited we were to settle down on the sofa to watch Jamaica Inn on Monday night. We’d heard great things about the three-part Daphne du Maurier drama starring Jessica Brown Findlay, but when we came to watch the first episode, we couldn’t hear a thing.
Chatting away in the MC office yesterday, we realised that it wasn’t just because our television is on its last legs. No, the BBC drama was plagued with ‘sound issues.’
117 people got in touch with the BBC to complain about the ‘incoherent mumbling’ while many more used Twitter or the BBC website to have a moan.
Most disappointed of all was probably the writer of the adaptation, Emma Frost. She tweeted: ‘Complaints were relentless – quite rightly. I spent one second on Twitter then reached for red wine and stepped away from computer.’
In a statement, the corporation said: ‘There were issues with the sound levels and for technical reasons they could not be altered during transmission. We are adjusting the dialogue levels in episode 2 and 3 to address audience concerns and would like to apologise to those viewers who were affected.’
What did you think of Jamaica Inn? Did you enjoy it, or were you forced to turn on the subtitles? Let us know in the comment box below.
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