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Twitter is having a hilarious meltdown about the sound on Jamaica Inn

Or “Jggmmpfffrt Inn”, as the regulars would say.

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THE BBC’S MUCH-heralded new drama Jamaica Inn had its finale last night.

It came after several days of viewers complaining that they couldn’t understand the mumbling actors.

And last night brought another onslaught of baffled tweets:

The series is an adaptation of the classic Daphne du Maurier thriller of the same name.

The BBC had received almost 800 complaints over the sound quality by yesterday, according to the Guardian. The show’s viewing figures dropped by 1.6million between the first and second episodes – a quarter of its audience.

Source: BBC/Origin Pictures

There are rumours of a celebrity cameo to boost ratings:

Even journalists and critics have begun discussing the show in its own style:

There is controversy over who is responsible for the problems. The BBC’s own sound technicians have reacted angrily to the suggestion that they are to blame, with a representative of the union suggesting to the Independent that the issue lies with actors’ performances.

After the first episode, the BBC said it was addressing the issue by “adjusting dialogue levels”.

Twitter had some suggestions too:

And it appears the problem is spreading:

And that’s even before we get to talking about the show’s omnipresent fog:

Sorry, Jamaica Inn.

Source: BBC/Origin Pictures

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