Al Murray and Boycie actor John Challis join complaints regarding Jamaica Inn … – Mirror.co.uk
Comedian and television personality Al Murray and Only Fools and Horses actor John Challis have joined those that have complained about sound problems during Jamaica Inn.
Challis, who played Boycie on the hit BBC sitcom, tweeted that the BBC One adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s famous mystery novel ‘looked’ good but he was disappointed with the audio.
He posted: “Jamaica Inn LOOKS very good but I haven’t heard a single word that’s been said. Either the actors are mumbling or the sound track is faulty.”
Jamaica Inn LOOKS very good but I haven’t heard a single word that’s been said.Either the actors are mumbling or the sound track is faulty.
— John Challis (@BeingBoycie) April 21, 2014
Emma Frost, who penned the screenplay, suggested that a technical fault, rather than the way that the cast delivered the lines, was to blame.
“No surprises here – I’m told there was a major sound problem for tonight’s broadcast of Jamaica Inn – not surprised you couldn’t hear it,” she wrote.
Funny man Murray tweeted: “Find out what happens next in Jamaica Inn by getting your ears syringed!”
Find out what happens next in Jamaica Inn by getting your ears syringed!
— Al Murray (@almurray) April 22, 2014
Fans of the drama also complained of sound problems during and after the show.
One user tweeted: “The BBC production of Jamaica Inn dreadful caused by poor sound and in particular Spoken word ..could not hear the actors.”
Another added: “Even on @BBCiPlayer the sound for Jamaica Inn is hard to hear. A shame.”
After the show one user said: “We were very disappointed at the muffled sound quality on @BBCOne Jamaica Inn that we gave up after 20 minutes. Sound ok on other channels!”
BBC have updated fans on the reported problems and are looking into it so that tonight’s episode isn’t similarly troubled.
A BBC spokesperson said: “There were issues with the sound levels last night that we are currently reviewing ahead of tonight’s episode.”
In related news, Murray also tweeted a way to get the ‘full enjoyment’ the series, maybe something Game of Thrones fans can relate to.
He told his followers: “For your full enjoyment of Jamaica Inn sit next to someone who’s just read it and can’t stop pointing out what’s been changed.”