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McFadden as he appeared on CON: Look Who's Talking

Paul McFadden was a member of the sound department credited on the BBC Wales version of Doctor Who from Rose to The Time of the Doctor. He has been credited a variety of different ways. For series 1, he was universally credited as dialogue editor. For series 2, he was always credited as sound editor. Beginning with The Runaway Bride, he was seen as supervising sound editor, by which title he continued to be credited on most episodes through series 5. In series 6, he returned to the role of dialogue editor for some episodes, but has otherwise remained a supervising sound editor.

Notably, he was the supervising sound editor for Midnight — an episode for which he shared both a Welsh BAFTA and a Royal Television Society Award with Tim Ricketts, Paul Jefferies and Julian Howarth.

One of McFadden's main responsibilities on Doctor Who has been to direct the ADR process.

Like many members of the Doctor Who crew, he has also lent his talents to Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures. He was a credited sound editor for series 1 of Torchwood. He was also the supervising sound editor for at least series 1 of Sarah Jane.

He has been a documentary subject on the episodes of Doctor Who Confidential concerning Tooth and Claw and Midnight.

McFadden's career stretches back to the 1990s. After a series of films in the early-to-late 1990s, he began to work more regularly in television, but generally continued to take film work in the "off-season" from his television projects. His longest-lived television association prior to Doctor Who was his stint as the dialogue editor for series 2-4 of Waking the Dead.

Just prior to his involvement with Doctor Who, he was nominated for a prestigious Golden Reel Award by the Motion Picture Sound Editors society for his work on the 2004 Cate Blanchett film Veronica Guerin.

Whilst working on Doctor Who and her related programmes, McFadden has worked on almost twenty other projects, including the documentary series Oz and James Drink to Britain, and the BBC Wales drama Crash.


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