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+.


BBC Schedulers Vindicated

Not only have the schedulers been vindicated as Doctor Who drew a superb overnight figure of 8.4 million viewers for the premier of the new series, but Russell T Davies comments about the timeslot have been made to look somewhat silly given the tone of Partners in Crime. This 8.4 million viewers does not include…

Comedy Dialogue of the Week

[singlepic=21,320,240,,right]On of the most wonderful bits of comedy dialogue I’ve ever come across is the wonderfully constructed Monty Python sketch by Eric Idle, Travel Agent. While the best interpretation of this is probably the live version (most notably the one performed at The Hollywood Bowl) the version in the second series of Monty Python’s Flying…

Doctor Who Hits The Press

At last the media frenzy has gathered, two days before the return of Doctor Who – and to be honest, most of it is the same, garnered from the BBC Press Release and Press Launch interviews. Of particular note is that old favourite, icwales.co.uk. This article features Fuhrer Russell T Davies describing how clever he…

Doctor Who Series 4 Preview

OK – here there be slight spoilers, so tread carefully. (Nothing out and out, you understand, not until everyone else knows. You wouldn’t believe the stuff we’ve kept from you – goodness me no, I won’t go there, you won’t sleep tonight…) So Doctor Who kicks off this week with Partners in Crime, which will…

Are They Pulling My Leg?

[singlepic=20,240,340,,right]The description says: Comedy-drama series about the love lives of three women. Karen gets run over and decides to give up drinking, which turns her into a demented, sweaty, man-repellent. The reality is – Pulling is not funny. The drama isn’t that good either. Which is a shame, as it is a good concept, reflecting…

Something Borrowed: Reviewed

After the shock and angst of the last few episodes, Torchwood returns to camp melodrama in Something Borrowed, as Gwen finds herself heavily pregnant on her wedding day. Explaining this away will take a bit of time, but suffice to say that there was an alien intervention, and Gwen’s very attractive bump was caused not…

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