One of our biggest beefs about SOME British television series is the poor sound. During a recent trip to the United Kingdom, we discussed this issue with several sound mixers we encountered. They claimed it was the actors' fault! Sloppy diction, heavy dialects, slurred speech. We are not totally convinced!!
Here's a great article by Audrey Ewell in Filmmaker Magazine, who interviewed a couple of independent Sound Mixers about on set production tips, career strategy and work-life-balance.