Articles by Christian Cawley

Christian Cawley

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+.


Planet of the Dead: Bus-ted?

Reports indicate that the red London bus shipped overseas for lcoation shooting of Planet of the Dead has been damaged during transport, and is unable to be used, necessitating considerable rewrites of the Russell T Davies and Gareth Roberts script. The bus would be a location double for the one used in the past few…

Dalek Operator Death in Nationals

The UK press have in numbers reported on the sad passing of Doctor Who extra and Dalek operator John Scott Martin, who died recently following illness. John Scott Martin’s daughter Catriona, also an actor, wrote an obituary in the Stage, describing her father as: "A perfect gentleman, warm, kind and funny. He will be missed…

Hamlet DVD?

David Tennant’s Hamlet may have ended with a whimper, but there may yet be the opportunity for him to return to the part. A petition has been started by RSC Patron Margret Best to have the play starring David Tennant and Patrick Stewart recorded for posterity – and the argument is a strong one: To…

Captain Yates Returns

Big Finish have revealed that Richard Franklin will return as Captain Mike Yates in Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles tale The Magician’s Oath, scheduled for release in April. Richard Franklin appeared as a regular companion to the Earthbound Third Doctor (played by Jon Pertwee) between 1971 and 1974.  The character of UNIT Captain Mike Yates…

Doctor-in-Law

Fifth Doctor Peter Davison has been appearing in a few publications lately as part of his promotion of the ITV1 series Unforgiven – and naturally conversation in these interviews turns to the current Doctor Who series, his brief return for Children in Need – and of course daughter Georgia Moffett’s relationshop with David Tennant. There’s…

Cuts from the BBC Radiophonic Archive

Finally garnering the respect it deserves after many years of been overlooked or considered nothing more than an novelty, the BBC Radiophonic Workshop is the subject of a superb feature at TheQuietus.com. The team responsible for the Doctor Who theme tune and the majority of the original runs soundtrack and incidental music has seen its…

Doctor Who DVD Files

Issue 1 of Doctor Who DVD Files has been available for a couple of weeks now, with the first issue priced at a bargain £1.99! Aimed at younger fans with plenty of disposable income (later issues are priced at £6.99!), Doctor Who DVD Files contains a wealth of information from across the 45 years of…

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