I watched Taboo and found it a bit difficult to follow,it's obviously setting up the story. I will watch it next week as I am intrigued by the plot,then again,there's also Tom Hardy. I asked my youngest daughter if she had watched it.She had and said,"Tom Hardy all filthy and a grey horse all pristine?" That seemed to be the only thing that bothered her. I think there is far too much mumbling in dramas these days.I agree about Sherlock,rondetto. It may be just me,but I'm sure the sound quality used to be much better in TV programmes.
I do like Endeavour,but my OH has trouble following it,so I am recording the series to watch while he is napping. I think it's significant that none of us could see clearly who stabbed Ben in Taboo. As I have had a little moan about the sound quality,I feel I may as well also say, that the darkness makes viewing difficult.I thought it looked like his sister had stabbed him,but realised it was a man dressed as a woman.
I thought Apple tree yard very poor. A short story stretched out over 4 hourly episodes. Stared too slow and once again the BBC have succumbed to whispering. I'm sure the viewing figures will be high for the first episode because of the hype but my guess is that it will taper off now.