Downton Abbey writer on TV 'mumbling'
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Downton Abbey writer criticises mumbled TV dialogue

A debate during House of Lords questions about "mumbled" dialogue in TV dramas drew in the creator of Downton Abbey and a former home secretary.

Conservative peer and writer Lord Fellowes said the "unfortunate fashion" was nothing new.

But Labour's Lord Blunkett, who is blind, said it could make understanding programmes "an impossibility".