Mixing for episode 1 is now fully underway. Much of the dialogue is set and locations reverbed, so then it's just a question of effects, panning and music.
Normally when actors send lines, I try to listen to every one of them in full in advance, and if I have time, do stuff like noise reduction and volume tweaking there and then. As this production's episodes are so long, I didn't manage to listen all of the way through every take for every single character as they came in - just enough to check that there was nothing missing and that there was at least one 'clean' take.
So I'm still getting some surprises in the takes, which is always a fun part of the process. I was delighted to hear one of the actors actually light up a cigarette (or make an excellent impression of doing so, lighter and all) when the script called for it. Not that I'd want to encourage voice actors to endanger their health, of course, but for purposes of authenticity, it was absolutely wonderful.