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+.


Have I Got News For You!

[singlepic=27,320,240,,right]It’s back – the most consistently funny comedy panel game/topical news quiz on television anywhere returns this evening with regular captains Ian Hislop and the excellent Paul Merton joined by Jack Dee in the chair. Deadpan Jack Dee has been one of the better guest hosts, having sat in the chair 5 times now since…

Comedy Sketchbook

What better way to exorcise the horrors of BBC Three comedy drama and Keith FUCKING Lemon than some quality BBC comedy courtesy of Comedy Sketchbook, hosted by smug meister Angus Deayton? Dipping through 40 years worth of the BBC archives, the 6-part series (part 3 next week, kids) Angus Deayton takes a subjective collection of…

War Games Witnesses Wanted

The team behind the upcoming release of the Second Doctor epic finale The War Games have appealed for witnesses to the filming of the adventure’s trench scenes in West Sussex. Starring Patrick Troughton as the Doctor, Wendy Padbury as Zoe, and Frazer Hines as Jamie, The War Games is a sprawling epic that finally reveals…

Doctor Who Adventures 60

Catherine Tate interviewed in this week’s Doctor Who Adventures magazine You can’t have failed to notice that there’s a new person travelling aboard the TARDIS – Donna Noble, as played by Catherine Tate. In this week’s Doctor Who Adventures, out on Thursday 17 April, Catherine Tate tells the magazine about the fun she’s having playing…

Altitude Sickness

[singlepic=5,240,320,,right]…and so it continues, with a feature in The Guardian about Marcus Brigstocke’s comedy ski fest in the French Alpine town of Meribel. Tragically, Brigstocke had spent £25,000 of his own money on the event before heavy snow forced him to fork out another £5,000 on snow melting equipment to rescue the marquee. Did someone…

Corporate Comedy

[singlepic=5,320,240,,right]If it wasn’t sickening enough to see that Marcus Brigstocke hosts an annual comedy festival at a ski resort, the old corporate gig seems to be raising its profile, with a recent business course from LearnDirect employing the services of comedy actors Ricky Gervais, Hugh Laurie, Dawn French and James Nesbitt. I mean – yes,…

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