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Published on April 1st, 2008 | by Christian Cawley

Hack of the Week Award!

This week’s Hack of the Week comes from The Telegraph, the so-called intelligent broadsheet which can’t be bothered to do its research.

It’s one of those profile pieces that collate as much info about an individual and throw some quotes in – this one is even accompanied by an “big head” caricature of RTD.

Basically, an uncredit hack has spliced together a series of statements about Russell T Davies, as seen below:

His first big break came with his first television drama: a six-part serial for children entitled Dark Season, which starred a young Kate Winslet. He went on to produce scripts for Cluedo.

His own working methods are unremarkable enough: “I sit down at the computer and I treat it like homework. I do it as late as I possibly can. You have to let it stew.”

When he is stuck, he leaves his apartment and heads for Tesco where he has some of his best inspiration.

It’s like a sort of “Who Am I?” with the answer at the top of the page.

Cheap, worthless and obvious filler, I never imagined that our Hack of the Week award would go to The Daily Telegraph!

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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