What's that "blerk!" sound the BBC uses in their night-time thrillers?
February 24, 2013 4:45 AM Subscribe
In Sherlock, and in Midsomer Murders, there's a night-time sound which I presume is either a recording of, or meant to be some kind of night bird. What is it?
posted by nonspecialist to media & arts (7 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
The only way I can describe the sound is that it's like someone being rapidly strangled, and it sounds kind of like "blerk!"
The sound turns up quite a lot in Midsomer Murders, and it was used in Sherlock (Season 2, Episode 2, Hounds of Baskerville) at the beginning of the night scenes on Dartmoor, so a total of I think 3 times.
Is it a real bird? Is it *meant* to be a real bird? Is it something totally different?