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Dear BBC…

(copy of complaint I just emailed to the BBC)

Seriously, enough is enough. The music on DR WHO is now absolutely ridiculously loud, so loud it literally drowns out the dialogue. I watched tonight’s episode and hadn’t got a clue what was going on, the music was so loud. This has been a bad problem with BBC programmes before, but it seems it’s a real issue with DR WHO. The annoying thing is, you clearly already *know* this is a problem because it’s one of the subjects covered in your FAQ, so why are you letting your programme makers get away with it? We shouldn’t have to watch a programme with headphones on just so we can hear what’s happening. Will you please, PLEASE fwd this complaint to the DR WHO team and get someone to turn the volume levels down, or you are going to lose viewers. And yes, I would like a reply to this complaint because I am going to take this further and want to follow this up. And I will. I am very, very disapointed in the BBC for letting this problem not just run on and on, but get worse.


… and I predict they will do ****** all about it.

Oh, and I just LOVED the way that, with a good few minutes of the epiosde left, and with the tension ramping up, the BBC put a colourful, cartoon-style banner on the bottom of the screen telling the viewer that Graham Norton’s “Dorothy” show was coming next…

Genius, absolute genius; brilliant way to completely drain all the tension and excitement out of it.



5 Responses

  1. Agree with all, especially re the banner. Grrrr…..

  2. Hello,

    Again I agree with Cumbrian Sky. Not only about the loudness of the music during the program but also about the incidental music. Ruined! Drums? Wtf? The original music was spine chilling and I regularly listened to it from behind the sofa. Indeed I “watched” many a Dr Who from that vantage point. Of course I was much younger then. Bring back the original music, it was brilliant. But that’s what you get in these feel good modern times; can’t go round scaring the children.

    Also agree about the banner. Ridiculous. The other thing that gets me is what they do during the closing credits, ie shrink them to show pictures of what’s coming up next. Particularly annoying when I actually want to see who did what (especially in a film). Good luck with the complaint.


  3. I have done exactly the same thing and encouraged others do so too. I posted the link to the place to submit the comments here.

  4. I actually thought there was something wrong with my sound set-up. Kept having to get up and turn it up for the talking and then vault up and turn it down for the noisy bits 😦 I love Dr Who so much but the volume is messing with my head.

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