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+.


Comedian of the Year!

[singlepic=46,320,240,,right]With previous winners and runners-up including Caroline Aherne, Peter Kay, Dave Spikey and Jason Manford to Justin Moorhouse, Chris Addison, Tony Burgess, John Bishop, Dave Gorman and Johnny Vegas, the Comedian of the Year competition – sponsored this year by CityLife – is one of the best “low profile” standup comedy competitions in the UK….

Alan Carr Battle

[singlepic=37,320,240,,right]Apparently – and this’ll tickle you – super-camp/annoying poof/funny diarrhea “comedian” Alan Carr is the subject of a battle between ITV and Channel 4. Apparently his contract to work on Channel 4 is about to expire at the end of this year, and the Friday Night Project star is being wooed by ITV’s Peter Fincham. …

Doctor Who Adventures 66

The scariest scares so far! Not for the faint-hearted, this week’s Doctor Who Adventures magazine is packed full of monster shocks as we look back at the most frightening moments from the series so far. The Doctor and Donna encounter danger in the dark in the first part of Steven Moffat’s chilling adventure Silence in…

Doctor Who Magazine 396!

ROSE TYLER IS BACK IN DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE 396! Actress Billie Piper talks exclusively about her imminent return to Doctor Who – and how Rose’s character has developed – in the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine…   "She’s changed. She’s hardened. She’s been through a lot in her parallel world. I think she’s been…

Roman Frasier

[singlepic=45,320,240,,right]BBC Two’s popular sitcom from 2007, Roman’s Empire, is set to be remade in the USA with Frasier star Kelsey Grammer in the role of the overbearing father. The British version starred Matthew Horne (Leo), Neil Dugeon (as girlfriend’s father Roman) and Monserrat Lombard (Ashes to Ashes) as Leo’s girlfriend.  It achieved ratings of around…

Moffat Writers On Board?

According to Comic Book Resources, season 31 executive producer Steven Moffat has already sounded out writing talent for his first series in charge… Columnist Rich Johnson claims that both Dalek writer Rob Shearman and comic book legend Neil Gaiman have been approached, with the latter noncommittal: In fact when I asked Neil if he’d care…

You all went to see Chris Rock…

[singlepic=44,320,240,,right]How many times do I have to tell you?  Sure, he’s funny, but he’s just a guy doing the same Richard Pryor or Eddie Murphy shit, repackaged for the 21st century. Look, in the Independent, a clever reviewer (Nicholas Barber) wrote: It’s a truism that British comedy is more complex, surreal and experimental than its…

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