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+.


Comedy-de-Sac

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…

What is the point of Alan Carr?

[singlepic=37,320,240,,right]I don’t just don’t get this mincing prick. He’s gay, right.  Did you know that?  Could you tell?  He’s also OTT effete, doesn’t seem to understand how to do camp correctly,  and is just generally annoying.  Frankly he’s set the camp comedy genre back into the Victorian age.  Innuendos are supposed to be subtle, Carr. …

Doctor’s Daughter Reaction

With an audience of 6.6 million based on overnight figures, The Doctor’s Daughter enjoyed a mix of reviews, from welcome to bemusement. The Times described events as "unexpectedly affecting," going on to judge: The episode was a minor classic of Doctor Who writing, with a strong humanistic moral, a decent balance between action and dialogue,…

ITV Backlash

It seems that the BBC loss at the hands of ITV’s vote rigging at the 2005 Comedy Awards has caused a bit of a backlash from the press Friday’s papers saw ITV receive universal condemnation in after it’s fine of a record £5.68m for improperly awarding the People’s Choice comedy award to stars Ant and…

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