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+.


Cam Back?

Cambridge University are attempting to revise their stuffy, elitist image – by promoting their ancient colleges as shooting locations perfect for shows like Doctor Who. The Univerity – home to the troubled Shada production in 1979 which was never completed due to BBC strikes – have been encouraging students to formulate plots for soap operas…

The Doctor Who Effect

Welsh filmmaking continues to thrive, basking in the reflected light of Doctor Who – and the man behind a new production believes its time to call the south-east corner of the country Valleywood. Hollywood stars Tim Roth and Kelly McDonald began shooting a family-friendly feature film in South Wales last week, and are joined in…

Catherine Tate Rumours

The rumourmill has gone into overdirve this morning with rumours – not for the first time – of a return to Doctor Who for Catherine Tate and Bernard Cribbins! One newspaper – that we don’t link to for a myriad of moral reasons – has quoted a BBC insider as saying: “Fans will be delighted…

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…

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