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+.


Legend Reborn

Russell T Davies has revealed to Doctor Who Magazine why Dalek creator Davros has been held back until season 30. Speaking in issue 371, the outgoing Doctor Who Executive Producer revealed that it was all down to planning, and reinvigorating the Daleks. "To be honest, I wasn’t in a rush because sometimes, in those old…

New Doctor Rumours

Initially, I was going to leave this one alone – but thanks to the Doctor’s apparent regeneration at the end of The Stolen Earth, rumours are alight once more that either Jimmy Nesbitt or Robert Carlyle are set to step into David Tennant’s very large shoes. Speaking to Graham Norton (so says What’s On TV)…

Spoiler Space

And so it continues – The Guardian’s James Dreyfuss-esque Gareth McLean discusses the issue of spoilers, regeneration and keeping things under wraps. As he rightfully states: Now, who saw that coming? As the Doctor gasped "I’m regenerating", there must have been countless others up and down the country gasping "No way!" For the end of…

The Stolen Earth

Christian Cawley returns to the review pages to tell of a Doctor Who series greatly transformed since the events of Partners in Crime… Doctor Who season 30 has been a strange beast; a weak opening (Partners in Crime), a woefully used returning Sontaran force (The Sontaran Stragem/The Poison Sky) and an odd episode of the…

Magnet & Steel

Currently enjoying the superb Max & Paddy’s Road to Nowhere, the Phoenix Nights spin-off starring Peter Kaye and Patrick McGuinness as the eponymous hapless road-tripping doormen. From Dirty Dancing to Dirty Harry, the clever movie references alone are worth the cover price. There’s a superb selection of deleted scenes, too, which can only have been…

Davros Radio Times Cover

The new Radio Times cover has been released. The malevolent machinations of the devilish genetic genius Davros has earned the Dalek creator a Radio Times cover to celebrate the concluding instalment of the 2008 series of Doctor Who. The series has now had three times as many Radio Times covers as the original run, underlining…

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