Blue Planet II edited on normal TV set to head off sound complaints

Producers of David Attenborough series say they checked sound quality after complaints about recent BBC shows

The UK’s reports that the makers of Blue Planet II used a normal television while editing the soundtrack of the programme because of concerns that viewers would complain about the narration not being audible.

The BBC team used a TV rather than a music theatre or studio to review the final mix so they could understand how the natural history programme would sound in a family living room and set the narration, music and sound effects to the appropriate levels.

The BBC has faced a significant number of complaints about sound in its programmes, including viewers saying they cannot hear what is being said in drama programmes and music being too loud.

The broadcaster has revealed it is reviewing the music in the remaining episodes of the BBC1 drama series Howards End after complaints that it was too loud and overpowered the dialogue.


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