The BBC is facing a wave of complaints about its new costume drama Howard’s End, with viewers saying the dialogue is made inaudible by a high level of background music.
The series has been scored by Nico Muhly, whose opera Marnie opens this week in London.
Given up on #HowardsEnd – couldn’t stand the most intrusive and dominating music
— Keith Bothwell (@KeithBothwell) November 12, 2017
#HowardsEnd what is up with the audio? Can’t hear the speech, but the background music etc. is too loud. Keep having to adjust the volume…😡
— Colin Shekleton (@ColinSheks) November 12, 2017
‘The sound was awful you couldn’t really hear the dialogue clearly because of the jarring background music.’