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+.


Holly Squared Live

[singlepic=54,320,240,,right]More Edinburgh Festival warm-ups have been announced, with Hattie Hayridge and Norman Lovett – two sides of the Red Dwarf‘s computer Holly – scheduled on the same bill at Harrogate Theatre on Monday evening (June 30th). Although there with the purpose of doing standup, Lovett and Hayridge will join each other on stage to discuss…

Future of Comedy – online?

Interesting Organ Grinder blog entry on the Guardian website, which suggests that the recent lack of original mainstream comedy on BBC One and ITV1 could be because the main audience – school pupils, college and university students, the cool, festival-going crowd – are watching their comedy online. After all, they’re all busy happy slapping and…

Tennant Offered 6-Figure Deal

According to a report from the Scots paper The Scotsman (right…), Doctor Who star David Tennant has been offered an impressive £1.3 million to stay in the role. It seems that with Russell T Davies’ time onthe show nearing its end, Tennant is also coming to the end of his contract, and so the top…

Doctor Who: The Forgotten

This is what I call a featured article. Comic Book Resources have drowned the opposition once again (Doctor Who Magazine, how can you keep missing out on featuring these guys?) with a superb piece on the IDW Doctor Who comic. Jam packed full of images and cover art from the latest miniseries Doctor Who: The…

Harry & Paul are BACK

[singlepic=53,320,240,,right]We wanted it, and we’ve got it – a second series of Ruddy Hell, It’s Harry and Paul (although don’t be surprised by a name change) is in production, with the comedians recording footage on July 21st at BBC Radio Theatre, 6.15pm. Thanks to the BBC’s free audience policy, you can go along – but…

Saltburn Comedy Festival

Here’s one we didn’t see coming – on 17-21 June, the Saltburn Comedy Festival will be held a few miles from the Quintessential Comedy headquarters! To be held at the Saltburn Theatre on Albion Terrace, the acts – previewing material for the Edinburgh Festival – are: *Jason Manford: Perrier nominee in 2005 and the brand…

An Army of Fans

Everybody is going quite literally Doctor Who mad this week, with the press chatting about everything from Billie’s teeth to this – a superb offering from The Guardian that discusses several fan-made attempts to remake missing episodes of Doctor Who through soundtracks and animation. Inspired by the efforts of Cosgrove Hall on 2006’s The Invasion,…

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