Jamaica Inn Audience Complain About Sound Quality



Jessica Brown Findlay’s TV adaptation of Jamaica Inn attracted bad reviews from audience due to bad sound quality after it aired in the U.K.

The star played the lead role in the TV version of Daphne Du Maurier‘s classic about smugglers in Cornwall, England. The first part (out of three) was aired in Britain on Monday, April 21.

After the premiere, BBC received 117 complaints from angry audience claiming they were unable to understand the conversation due to sound problems.

Emma Frost, the series’ screenwriter, also had complaints about the same issue. She insisted the sound was very bad and different to the screening she attended before premiering.

She wrote in series of posts on Twitter.com,

“It sounded like listening through mud… The director and execs were on the phone to the BBC from the off yelling ‘Why can’t we hear it???’… Complaints were relentless – quite rightly. None of production team know what happened with the… sound. It was fine before… Something went VERY wrong on transmission… My TV was at full volume and I was still struggling… Last night’s sound was completely different to the advance screening copies watched by previewers & me. All cast were audible.”

A statement from BBC spokesman says,

“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 episodes two and three to address audience concerns so they can enjoy the rest of the drama, and would like to apologise to those viewers who were affected.”

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