BBC’s newest drama The Responder has been accused of being “ruined” almost as soon as it began.
The six-part drama premiered on Monday and follows Chris Carson, a morally compromised urgent response officer tackling a series of night shifts on the beat in Liverpool.
Martin Freeman stars in the lead role, which is loosely based on former Merseyside Police officer Tony Schumacher’s experiences working for the force.
Filmed in Merseyside – in locations such as Everton, St Helens and Wirral – the six-part series focuses on Chris’ life as a first responder patrolling Liverpool’s streets.
People were quick to praise star of the show Martin Freeman’s Scouse accent but some have found a major issue with The Responder.
Taking to Twitter, Sean Rhodes said: “TV producers – can you please stop using high pitched sine waves to signify ‘tension’ in your programs ffs.
“It *really* f***s with my tinnitus so bad.
“Looking at you #TheResponder – my ears are screaming now.”
Lindi Greeve said: “Those high pitched sounds ruin it for me yano”.
Gareth Brown said: “Have I suddenly got tinnitus?”
Josephfelldown said: “Is it just me or do all dramas overuse high pitched noises now? It’s rare when a drama doesn’t set off my tinnitus within the first 10 minutes. #TheResponder”
Vicky Thompson said: “Tried to watch #TheResponder but the high frequency noise in the background music was messing with my tinnitus so much we had to turn it off”
The Responder continues on Mondays and Tuesdays at 9pm on BBC One.
The full series is available on BBC iPlayer
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