I have recently noticed how much louder the background music seems to have become on many tv films especially BBC productions. I have sent a complaint and await response from them indue course.
Here's copy of my complaint:
"Particularly relevant to BBC films which we certainly enjoy watching but we are becoming increasingly upset and frustrated by the "background" music in a lot of your films. It appears to have become more apparent over the last couple of years or more that we are now frequently struggling to hear the presenter's dialogue / commentary over and above the increasing volume and more dramatic "background" music. If we turn the volume down to reduce the level of background music we are then unable to hear the dialogue. As hearing problems such as tinnitus and hyperaccusis are becoming much more prevalent lately we do feel this issue of the louder and more dramatic background music needs to be addressed so that many more watchers can enjoy your films without fear of enhancing their tinnitus and make watching these films become are more unpleasant experience which is certainly what we are finding. I was prompted to send this message while watching Dan Cruickshank "Britains Great Palaces" and others in the series - but we have also been aware of this background music issue on many of the recent BBC films such as Neil Oliver's films and Coast films. "
I'd be interested to hear if others are being affected by this ...