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+.


Can I Have My Ball Back?

Doctor Who of yesteryear Peter Davison has remarked in a Digital Spy interview how he would like to make another return to the series. Following his tear-jerking appearance in the Children in Need cutaway Time Crash, in which the Tenth Doctor comes face to face with his earlier self, Davison has said “I would certainly…

Annual Illustrator Dies

Responsible for many a formative years experience vivid images of Doctor Who in print, World Distributors annual illustrator (and publican) Walter Howarth has died, at the age of 80. The artist delighted youngsters by interpreting some of the most famous fictional characters as line drawings such as The Lone Ranger, Dempsey and Makepeace and Bonanza,…

Tears of the Clown?

We hear so much about the “tragic” comics – Tony Hancock, for instance – that the tragedy tends to overshadow the body of work that they leave behind. Of course it makes a good story for the media to talk about lonely comics, holed up in hotel rooms, away from their families and friends, topping…

Carry On!

It’s silly, bawdy, in many cases badly and cheaply made, yet Carry On… is still wonderful, giving us some of the biggest stars in comedy history, launching careers, giving work to old actors who need it and generally being British. Without Carry On…, we would have no Barbara Windsor.  Kenneth Williams would never have become…

From Out of the Rain Preview

Torchwood continues with this chilling-sounding adventure from master of chills PJ Hammond, who brought us Series 1’s Small Worlds From Out of the Rain sees Jack and Ianto take centre stage against a terrible foe from beyond existence… When an old cinema re-opens, past horrors emerge to stalk the streets of Cardiff. And as bodies…

Female Comics

Not my favourite subject – generally speaking, I don’t enjoy female comedians.  In fact I hate them. Hate is a strong word, actually, and I think I should rephrase it. Certain female comics are very talented, and play to their strengths of characterisation – I’m thinking Doon Mackichan, Jan Ravens, Roni Ancona – power to…

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