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+.


Gavin and Stacey Channel Hop

Oh please say it ain’t so. Alleged comedy Gavin and Stacey – which makes My Family look like Fawlty Towers – is reported to be switching channels for its second series, if star Matthew Horne is to be believed. Let’s hope it doesn’t get any further than BBC Two. With the second series complete and…

Journey’s End

What a difference a week makes. The not quite regeneration of the Doctor saw the reality-threatening events of The Stolen Earth taken seriously for a few moments before being pushed into the background in what I can only describe as a let-down of career-defining proportions for Russell T Davies. It appears to have become a…

Channel 4 go for New Talent

August is Channel 4’s new talent month,with nightly topical comedy, comedy shorts on E4 and a new selection of Comedy Labs pilots. There are six 30-minute pilots among which five are sketch shows, including: * Slaterwood, a showcase for comedian Peter Slater, one of the team behind The Unbroadcastable Radio Show, which has a monthly…

11th Doctor Speculation

Such was the impact of the cliffhanger to The Stolen Earth that bookies refused to take bets on certain actors that received a lot of attention. One of these was the superb Robert Carlyle; another was the dull James Nesbitt; a third was David Morrissey. The Basic Instinct 2 star appeared alongside David Tennant in…

The Doctor Who Storybook 2009

The third of Panini’s fully illustrated Doctor Who Storybooks is on the way. Join the Doctor and Donna as the TARDIS travels to previously unseen times and places in this new collection of adventures, full of monsters, thrills and scares – and all lavishly illustrated in full colour! The time travellers face mythical beasts on…

Possibly the strangest, yet…

OK take a deep breath and be prepared for the bizarre introduction – and then witness the bizarre pleasure that is Frankie Howerd singing the Beatles’ When I’m Sixty-Four from the odd odd odd Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band “movie”… One of only two highlights from a seriously utter load of tripe; the other…

Stan Laurel Play

Now this is superb subject matter for a play, and it’s surprising no one has thought of it already. Stan Laurel: Please Stand Up! is currently touring and stars Bob Kingdom – tonight it is on at Tewkesbury’s Roses Theatre. Described as “funny and touching” the play explores Stan Jeefferson’s transformation into Stan Laurel, as…

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