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+.


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…

TARDIS Moneybags

Doctor Who’s success is being attributed as the main reason for a recent announcement from BBC Worldwide of record breaking profilts. Despite the cost of the licence fee the BBC’s director general, Mark Thompson, argued that BBC Worldwide – the organisation’s commercial arm – has a duty to maximise profits to reinvest on behalf of…

Dramatic Comics

[singlepic=46,320,240,,right]Catherine Tate’s recent success as Donna Noble in Doctor Who and her subsequent move to the land of high-profile theatre roles is just one ina series of examples of comics “going straight”. We’ve got former standup Alan Davies who became Jonathan Creek and is now an ear-biting regular on QI; Peter Kay has appeared in…

Are they the greatest?

At long last, the page you’ve been waiting for! The original version of Quintessential Comedy featured the first in a series of articles and essays about comedy. Kicking it off was a piece on Monty Python’s Flying Circus, which finally (!) I’ve reproduced here… [singlepic=56,320,240,,right]Dipping back to the past, remembering the things we saw and…

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