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Annoyed by TV presenters who mumble on BBC Click

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I really enjoy watching BBC click, it's probably one of my favourite factual programmes and I regularly tune in to watch it on the BBC iPlayer on the Wii each week.

There's only one thing that spoils my viewing pleasure though and it's TV presenters who mumble.  I often find it quite difficult to follow what Spencer Kelly is talking about.

He often starts of talking about something and then suddenly starts to mumble or lowers his voice making it difficult to hear what he is saying.  I could of course turn up the volume but then it would be loud for the rest of the programme.  Has anyone else noticed this?

To some degree Kate Russel does this as well, although not nearly as bad.  I don't find the Webscape part of the programme that interesting though as it's mostly full of gimmicky sites that to me appear more targeted towards the fairer sex.

A computer mouse, TV presenters who mumble Yes, I know what you're thinking.  It's your flaming hearing mate, you're probably going a but mutton geoff!  Well no, actually it's not.  My hearing is actually very good and I don't think I can blame it on me watching Click on the Wii/iPlayer either.  Everything else I watch on it is fine, it's definitely the TV presenters in this case.

No offence to Spencer.  He seems a pretty knowlegeable guy and the stuff on BBC Click is really interesting.  I just wish the dialogue was all spoken at the same volume level and with a consistent tone.  Maybe they could do something in the production suite before broadcasting the programme.

Come on man... speak up for goodness sake.  As a 'TV presenter' we actually want to be able to HEAR what you've got to say!


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Michael

Michael

Spot On. Their dramatic delivery leaves much to be desired. Presenters and commentators should should be dissuaded from Shakespearean aspirations.
Michael
23rd Dec 16 07:50

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cindy, twickenham

cindy, twickenham

If Spenser is a mumbler, then what we can say about Kirsty Young and Sophie Rayworth, they are mumblers too. Surprisingly i do enjoy the voices of John Hannah, who does the Ad for American Golf, and Neil Oliver who presents BBC documentary COAST. The voices are soothing, calming, and makes you want to listen to them ... they should do voice for Yoga Videos.

On different on appropriate voices ...I once attended a Yoga Class by a former top ballerina in Canada, it was a difficult class for me, becos she voice was high pitched like Minnie Mouse .... for sure I am not calm at all during class, i was worked up
cindy, twickenham
6th Jul 14 09:42

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Ivan singapore

Ivan singapore

Totally agreed, this is why I found this site by googleing
Ivan singapore
21st Apr 13 15:04

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CoolerThanKelly

CoolerThanKelly

Spencer Kelly is so mediocre, the worst BBC journalist in living memory ... and that's saying a lot!

He's so patronising
He's so smug
He's a Jeremy Clarkson wannabe (without an ounce of street cred.)

Hey Spence, you somehow got an Oxbridge education (only reason you got the Click job) but you're more annoying than anyone I know on BBC.
Do the BBC pay you for your drivel ?
CoolerThanKelly
9th Apr 13 11:00

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Telbel

Telbel

I find the increasing use of so called "regional accents" (particularly Scottish) among presenters on TV and radio and for voice over on advertisements irritating. The BBC seem to be one of the worst offenders for this.If a report is coming from say, Scotland a Scottish reporter seems appropriate but when the report is coming from another area particularly if it is England, can we have an English accent. My hearing is not as good as it used to be and I find that I often miss some of the comments due to my inability to understand the words. It takes a little time to adjust
Telbel
14th Sep 10 12:16

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AOD

AOD

Hmm.. yes, really old fashioned with the writing and everything. Need more pictures for the simpletons who can't read I guess.
AOD
28th Apr 10 20:19

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hhhhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeellllllllo

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this webpage looks really old fashioned with the writing and everything but apart from tht it was alright lol gtg
hhhhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeellllllllo
28th Apr 10 19:01

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TB

TB

Ivbe got a worse gripe about TV presenters....

Pundits in the studio ie 'BBC Homa Affairs Correspondent' or if they 'Go Live' to a disaster/war/crime scene.

The ridiculous amount of "Well er,er,er as you can,er see behind,me..er,er we understand that,er,er,er,er,er,er,er,er,...."

all that stupid stuttering is to try to sound dramatic. Its on every news program.

They all go to BBC school to 'learn' those hand signals,stuttering etc..

Nonsense.
TB
30th Jan 10 22:43

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Gainsborough lad.

Gainsborough lad.

Perhaps he is being forced to leave by BBC managers who want a bigger slice of the cake?

Some BBC managers are on mega money, hundreds of thousands a year,

Public money, a tax which we are all forced to pay.
Gainsborough lad.
7th Jan 10 22:55

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MikeP

MikeP

I couldn't agree more. What saddens me though is that this vile, smarmy, reptilian excuse for a human being will go to another position with another broadcaster who will pay him an obscene amount of money. At least it won't be public money any longer.
MikeP
7th Jan 10 15:31

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grumpyoldwoman

grumpyoldwoman

Wossy's leaving the beeb!! Hooray!
Wossy's leaving the beeb!! Hooray!
Wossy's leaving the beeb!! Hooray! (I know this is not up to my normal standard, but, Yippeeee!)
grumpyoldwoman
7th Jan 10 14:21

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TIG

TIG

There is one woman newsreader on BBC news 24 who really should be removed. She seems to have a permanent cold, or is it allergic rhynitis, always looks as though she has just got out of bed, and slumps on her desk like she's tired out.

She was shown in Beijing during the Olympics speaking Chinese. Great, but the woman has a health problem. I don't want to see her at mealtimes.

Nor do I want to see obviosly pregnant weather girls. Please, cover up your bulge.
TIG
13th Sep 09 19:15

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grumpyoldwoman

grumpyoldwoman

Opinionated, can't think why you want to get rid of Sir Trevor! He is one of the most clearly spoken presenters on the telly.

Davina McCall however, with you 100% there! Can't stand the shouty woman.

Jonathan Ross; with you there too! Stick him on a desert island (with Ms McCall?) so we never have to see or hear from him again.
grumpyoldwoman
30th Jun 09 17:25

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Cobblers

Cobblers

Spencer Kelly is a sound chap and Click is the dogs b. So what if he mumbles. There's much worse to complain about out there other than a tv presenter. Turn your hearing aid up grandad.
Cobblers
30th Jun 09 14:45

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Opinionated Moi?

Opinionated Moi?

I vote we just get rid of all the crap presenters like Sir Trevor McDoughnut, Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross and now that awful hyped up muppet Deanne Berry on GMTV. If ever there was evidence opposing evolution then she is surely it (along with her cohort Mr Motivator).

While we are on the subject of presenters, the BBC news crew are all totally square old school Blue Peter types who look like they wouldn't have much of a clue about real life, the GMTV bunch are dreadful and need to get a decent wardrobe department that doesn't dress them in nighties, a lot of presenters cannot speak properly and as for regional accents - at least make sure we can understand them!
Opinionated Moi?
30th Jun 09 14:42

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