Gritty award-winning drama Happy Valley roared back on to our TV screens last night to a warm welcome.

But although many appreciated the quality of the script and the acting, there were many concerns about the sound quality.

Lots of fans commenting on social media made reference to the sound, which often made it difficult to hears stars such as Sarah Lancashire and James Norton.

It is not the first time programme makers have been hit with complaints about the dialogue. The drama series Jamaica Inn attracted plaudits but also many complaints about the mumbling dialogue.

Happy Valley, written by Huddersfield-born Sally Wainwright, was filmed extensively in Huddersfield and Calderdale.

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Scenes in the opening episode were shot at Overgate Hospice in Elland and at the Wills o’Nats pub above Meltham.

It was a series that won numerous awards the first time around and is being tipped for more this time.

Comments from viewers included:

Sue Hunt: Love it...one complaint - having to wait another week for the next episode!

Karen Watkins: Fantastic .... Nice to see all the Rita sue n Bob too and coronation Street actors and Neville n myrtle from HP !!! Well done all x

Robert Unwin: Poor. Here’s the story line. There’s 4 psychopaths. 1 in prison. 1 who visits him in prison, 1 who’s had an affair with a copper and one who’s killing and mutilating women. It’s unimaginative and dull.

Sandra Sykes: I struggled to hear it too,especially Sarah Lancashire.spoke.too fast and not clearly..apart from that,loved it....

Helen Brearley: Gripping anyone one else struggling to hear it, I thought my volume was low but it wasn’t ?

Gareth Tucker: Did not know sheep could act.. That sheep should get a bafta.. Fantastic programme. Some good drama for a change.

Amanda Gee: Looks like another great series ahead

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Carol Ellis: I didn’t think it would be as good as the first series , but it is so far

Sylvia Greaves: Since when is the Wills o Nats in Slawit when it’s 2.3 metres from Meltham? Also Shirley Henderson’s miscast

Elaine Crossley: Sound bad in parts,but staying with it

Richard Stones: Fantastic .., love it ...,, great acting too X so intriguing .. “Wills N ats” too is now famous !

Sharon Green: Truly gripping......glad others struggled with the sound...as I did!

Andy Taylor: Would be better if you could hear the dialogue.

Sophia Loizou: Fantastic, gonna be another brill series!! Some good stars in it too, bring on next week!!

Maxine Linford: Really good lots of familiar faces so it should keep on getting better

Margaret Frith: Had my volume high enjoyed it very much though

Sarah Wood: Blooming fantastic can’t wait for next week.

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