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+.

Hinchcliffe on nuWho

Tom Baker era producer Philip Hinchcliffe speaks in the current published issue of The Stage about his feelings on modern Doctor Who. He speaks about a number of developments in the shows format, for instance story length: "The structure of these single episode stories is interesting," Hinchcliffe comments, pausing the DVD for a moment. "It’s…

Polls and Leagues

[singlepic=38,320,240,,right]Just browsing the web the other day, I stumbled across the results of Channel 4’s 50 Greatest Comedy Sketches (2006?). It’s a good mix of contemporary and classic, and despite giving the award to Little Britain I feel that the rest of the table is a pretty good reflection. In fact the only really contentious…


Radio 4 has been accused of preventing the development of new comedy ideas, Chortle has reported. The former head of BBC’s own radio entertainment department, John Pidgeon, has made this declaration, saying that the station was too willing to say ‘no’ to new ideas – a policy that resulted in acts such as the Mighty…

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