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+.


Who’s the Next Companion?

With a new Doctor, there is a tradition of a new companion – especially with a new production team taking over. It could of course be said that the show has got through enough companions since 2005, with Rose, Jack, Mickey, Martha, and Donna all travelling with the Doctor and Astrid Peth almost fulfilling the…

The Time Lords of Gallifrey

They existed in the background unnamed for over five years, pushing existing only as a reference – "my people." But the Time Lords’ influence on Doctor Who grew and grew until one day in April 2005 we discovered that bar the Doctor, the Time Lords and their planet Gallifrey were gone. In a new series…

Musical Who

Certain parties seem to think that it is a done deal to get David Tennant on stage and singing as Doctor Who. The basics of it – Doctor Who star with slight vocal ability teams up with a former companion (Billie Piper, although Kylie would be good) in order to… well sing a bit, I…

11th Doctor Madness!

So we’re just hours away from final confirmation of the identity of the Eleventh actor to star as the lead in Doctor Who! While we have our own opinion on who the actor is, there have been some clues, such as David Tennant referring to his successor as "chap" and Seventh Doctor actor Sylvester McCoy…

Who is…Matt Smith?

Eleventh Doctor Who Matt Smith is just 26, and hails from Northampton. A back injury forced his early retirement from professional football while he was just 16. Following this injury and with encouragement from teacher Jerry Hardingham, Matt decided to join the National Youth Theatre. Matt first gained attention at the Royal Court Theatre when…

Matt Smith is the New Doctor Who!

Talk about leftfield! Relative unknown Matt Smith – younger viewers may recognise him from the television adaptations of Philip Pullman’s novels that starred Billie Piper, such as The Ruby in the Smoke – is the Eleventh Doctor, the BBC has confirmed. So it’s not Hugh Grant, it’s not Chiwetel Ejiofor, and it’s not Paterson Joseph…

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