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+.


Rather You Than Me

[singlepic=25,320,240,,right] The Curse of Comedy series on BBC Four ended last week with David Walliams as Frankie Howerd in Rather You Than Me, and it was a bleak portrait of a very funny man, plagued by self doubt, self loathing and nerves, stemming it seemed from a period of abuse from his father during childhood….

Dara O’Briain on Tour

Despite not coming anywhere near the Quintessential Comedy HQ, we simply must mention the fact that Dara O’Briain is on tour. He’s at St Albans on Tuesday, and from there moves on across the south of England and Wales, over to Northern Ireland, some more dates in the Midlands and then he manages to come…

Blackadder III – Dish & Dishonesty

[singlepic=26,320,240,,right]This weeks Comedy Dialogue of the Week is by Ben Elton and Richard Curtis, and comes from the first episode of Blackadder III. Prince George’s (Hugh Laurie) butler Edmund Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson) works to undermine the Prime Minster’s (Pitt the Younger) plans to remove the Prince Regent’s income. Calling on royalist Sir Talbot Buxomly to…

No Al Murray?!

[singlepic=14,320,240,,right]So it was with a tearful eye from laughing too much that I watched Al Murray introduce Queen + Paul Rodgers last week, and it became apparent that I wouldn’t be watching The Pub Landlord on television for a long time. It has been a great series, a bit more assured than the first, and…

Gethin’s Back in Who

Departing Blue Peter presenter Gethin Jones – who previously played a Cyberman in 2006’s Rise of the Cybermen is returning to Doctor Who for season 30. Naturally of course, he isn’t letting anything slip about this role this time around. “One of my last Blue Peter jobs will be appearing in one of the last…

Who at the Proms

The BBC have announced that the Proms – recently criticised as being too exclusive to some sections of the public – are to hold a special Doctor Who-themed night, to be hosted by gorgeous Freema Agyeman. Due to take place this July, The Doctor Who Prom will celebrate music from the show as well as…

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