Dudley joined BBC film department as a trainee Assistant Sound Recordist in 1978. Based at Ealing Film Studios he spent several years boomswinging on dramas such as Bergerac, Miss Marple and Lovejoy. When not working on dramas he assisted on music and documentaries and his experience of working across the genres led to him becoming a Recordist early on in his career.
Since leaving the BBC in 1996, Dudley has recorded sound for documentaries, dramas, features, commercials and corporate productions.
He has experience of working in many countries around the world including the USA, Botswana, Russia, and the Arctic Circle.