The BBC has identified the cause of the problem affecting the sound quality in the first episode of Jamaica Inn, aired on Monday night, and has promised to remedy the issue for the second episode, which will screen tonight.
Following widespread complaints about mumbling on the drama starring Jessica Brown Findlay, the BBC has spent much of the day trying to identify what caused the problem which blighted the BBC1 transmission.
However, now it appears that the issue has been resolved with the Corporation issuing a statement which said: “There were issues with the sound levels last night 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 so they can enjoy the rest of the drama and would like to apologies to those viewers who were affected.”
More than 100 viewers complained to the BBC, with many more taking to Twitter to bemoan the sound quality on the first episode of the three-part drama which is based on Daphne du Maurier’s novel.
They insisted that the combination of the Cornish accents and the current vogue for mumbling in TV drama meant that they struggled to understand what was being said.
Those complaining included comedian Comedian Al Murray who wrote:
Find out what happens next in Jamaica Inn by getting your ears syringed!