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+.


Steven Moffat Reaction

News of Steven Moffat’s role as Doctor Who Executive Producer and chief writer has spread beyond The Guardian, with the BBC confirming the news and websites breaking the news in a wholly positive light. Russell T Davies complemented his replacement – writer of The Girl in the Fireplace, Blink and The Empty Child – noting:…

Dave Gorman – Genius 2

[singlepic=42,320,240,,right]The latest series of Genius is available on BBC Audiobook, and sees Dave Gorman and celebrity guests including Chris Addison, Armando Iannucci and Brian Sewell chew over ridiculous, unworkable but sometimes genius inventions, schemes and policies of the public. Genius invites listeners to air those incredible concepts that strike you just before falling into a…

Olive Branch?

In the interests of editorial balance, it would be unfair of us to report (early last week) that the BBC Licencing people were preventing the creator of various knitting patterns from selling her patterns without informing our readers of this follow up story. Newsround have reported that the witty knitter concerned hasn’t in fact been…

Little Britain Movie?

[singlepic=40,320,240,,right]The BBC have reported that Matt Lucas and David Walliams are working on two new films. Best known for Little Britain (although their Rock Profiles series for UK Play was certainly as funny in places), Lucas and Walliams are apparently developing a new project with Working Title (Hot Fuzz) while simultaneously working with Dreamworks. Shooting…

Lee Mack on Have I Got News For You!

[singlepic=39,320,240,,right]Following in the footsteps of Bill Bailey, Brian Blessed and Kirsty Young in this series, top standup comic Lee Mack is in the hotseat this week as he asks the questions and attempts to keep Paul Merton in check. I can only forsee some superb comedy, to be frank – they are two of the…

Bernard Archard Guardian Obituary

The Guardian has published an obituary to the late Bernard Archer, the British character actor who appeared in the classic Tom Baker era adventure Pyramids of Mars. Archard was also known as/credited as Archer, and enjoyed a prolific career as a guest/character actor from his first television appearance in 1957 throughout the 60s and 70s….

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