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BBC drama opts for natural lighting, viewers complain they 'can't see a bloody thing'
The lighting on Wolf Hall leaves a lot to be desired.

LAST NIGHT, WOLF Hall debuted on BBC Two. The adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s bestselling novels was highly anticipated, but viewers had one bone to pick.

Yes, it appears that it was just too dark for certain viewers with some complaining that they couldn’t tell who was who, thanks to the dim lighting.

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Some viewers worried if it was just their eyesight

Others cursed BBC for their dimly lit dramas

Some genius suggested this drinking game

Others expressed concern about the undue strain on all those poor medieval people’s eyes

Even Alastair Campbell weighed in!

The decision to eschew fancy television lighting in favour of natural light appears to have been a deliberate one.

The Telegraph reports that the programme makers opted to use natural light in a bid to authentically recreate the period, something which won praise from many.

Still, though. The lighting doesn’t appear to have out too many people off.

The show is now on course to become BBC Two’s most popular drama in a decade, with the first episode attracting nearly 4 million viewers.

Not too shabby at all.

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