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Reply #15 - Apr 19th, 2016, 10:50am
 
"The BBC’s TV chief has pledged to tackle problems with sound on hit dramas such as Happy Valley but admitted it is often “incredibly hard” to identify what went wrong.

Charlotte Moore made the promise following complaints that viewers could not hear the dialogue in the Sarah Lancashire drama which was watched by more than 8 million people.

It came two years after another BBC1 drama, Jamaica Inn, generated more than 2,000 complaints about muffled conversations with its writer admitting there was a “major sound problem”."

"Moore said she was currently pulling together all the available advice to help programme makers to do “all those final checks” to make sure there were no problems with sound."

The above is from "The Guardian", here.
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Reply #16 - Apr 21st, 2016, 6:25pm
 
There are several solutions.
- Easiest is not to hire arty farty directors who think muffled sound and too loud background music is artistic.
- Then as Moore says the BBC has already got a lot of advice on it's website. Lots.
- And don't blame newfangled flat screen TVs.  I don't recall any complaints about sound on the older shows!  Ah, but they were made by BBC staff striving for quality rather than awards.
- And why not amend slightly the advice to watch the programme on domestic equipment in a domestic environment, by someone not involved in the recording or edit.  With a viewer? There's plenty of retired BBC Sound folk.....
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