One of the worst offenders the lovely Jake in' East Enders' - presently dazzling us with his twerking in 'Strictly.'
There is excellent characterisation from him as the hapless Max - but it's pointless if we can't interpret the mumbles and don't know what he is saying.
Now it is the plot which - many of us have lost watching BBC's 'The Missing' - a cracking good thriller with all the ingredients for a first rate series apart from two missing factors: clarity and cohesion.
At the moment I'm all at sea - and I'm not the only one. Is it perversity on the part of the authors - there are two of them? It seems to be the fashion right now to jump around time- wise but apart from the occasional 'present day' sub title we are left to puzzle it out.
Ironically at the denouement - in three weeks time - I really shall be at sea - on board the Braemar so all will not be revealed. Not to me.
Lovely to see the great Diana Quick again though
Frances O'Connor and James Nesbitt