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Award for broken bones on Dr Who
Kelly-Marie Angell
Kelly-Marie Angell began working on Dr Who during a gap year
A Cardiff sound editor has won an award for creating Doctor Who's bodily noises on the BBC Wales show.

Kelly-Marie Angell uses snapped celery sticks to recreate the sound of broken bones and mashed melon for blood spurts as part of her work as a Foley editor.

She was given the Conch award for most promising newcomer in the UK within the post-production sound industry.

The 22-year-old was presented with a trophy at a ceremony in London.

"I'm extremely lucky," said Miss Angell, who also works on the Doctor Who spin-offs Torchwood and the Sarah Jane Adventures at BBC Wales in Llandaff, Cardiff.

"It's not the usual nine-to-five job and I have to explain (what I do) to most people. They think it's really cool, which it is."

As a Foley editor - a title named after pioneering sound engineer Jack Foley - Miss Angell looks at each scene and then decides which sounds should be used with each character's movement.

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Foley artists then use props, such as melons, celery sticks and hair gel to make the appropriate noises, before Miss Angell ensures each sound corresponds with each scene.

"We use all sorts of things (for the sound)," she said.

"Celery is used for broken bones, melons for blood and guts and hair gel for slime.

"My favourite scene was episode six of the last Doctor Who series where we had the Lazarus monster - it was a huge challenge. For that one, we used hair gel and lots of broken glass."

Miss Angell started working on Doctor Who during a gap year from the University of Portsmouth, where she is studying music and sound technology.

She is now hoping to continue working on the next series as well as while completing her degree on a distance course.

Kelly-Marie Angel demonstrates how she creates the sound effects for Doctor Who.

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