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+.


Master Mystery

Is the Master back too? That’s certainly the suggestion, and with John Simm already scheduled to spend time in Wales for the shooting of a new film adaptation of David Almond’s Whitbread Children’s Award-winning Skellig there’s no reason why the Life on Mars star shouldn’t reprise his role. We last saw the Master shot, and…

David Tennant Decides?

The biggest Doctor Who news, according to the press reports today, is that David Tennant will be on board for the Steven Moffat era. Again, there’s no solid announcement from the BBC, who just love to keep us guessing (and I suspect various BBC publicity and scheduling people are dying to know, not to mention…

Sarah Jane Books

A further run of novelizations of The Sarah Jane Adventures looks set to kick off in November, with Penguin Books continuing their adaptations. Their book versions of the first run became available in October last year, coinciding with the series’ broadcast. That ploy is enacted once more this year, with the first two adventures comprising…

The Forever Trap

Released on October 9th, The Forever Trap is the second audio-only original Doctor Who adventure from BBC Audiobooks. The follow-up to Peter Anghilides’ Pest Control (which was read by David Tennant), The Forever Trap is written this time by Dan Abnett (Abnett has previously written a Torchwood spin-off novel, Border Princes), and read by Catherine…

Lost Souls

A rarity in the Torchwood sub-universe, Lost Souls is a specially-commissioned audio drama starring John Barrowman, Eve Myles, the lovely Freema Agyeman as Martha and and Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto. The adventure begins when Torchwood investigate events at the real-life CERN particle accelerator project near Geneva. Will they discover the secret of the glowing man,…

Inflation of the Daleks

A cute, out of proportion rubber foam Dalek – a relic of the original bout of Dalekmania in the 1960s – has sold at auction for an staggering £1500. Bought for 50p in the mid-1960s, the fragile foam Bendy Dalek features an unusual paint job, and is one of the rarer toys from the 1960s….

SJA Preview Snaps

Series 2 of The Sarah Jane Adventures is set to air on Monday September 29th (scheduled broadcast time TBC), and the current issue of SFX contains some snaps of the new run. SFX Magazine features an interview with producer Nikki Smith, but of more interest is an interview with newcomer Anjli Mohindra who plays Rani…

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