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+.


Peter Hawkins Dies

One of the best-known voices in Doctor Who as well as children’s favourites “Bill and Ben the Flowerpot Men” and “Captain Pugwash”, Peter Hawkins, has died recently at the age of 82. A man of many voices, Hawkins was also the original voice of Zippy in the ITV children’s series “Rainbow” – a job that…

Attack of the Bible-men

Here’s an investment opportunity… and no, this isn’t one of those spam emails! The UMD format – Universal Media Disc – that enables PSP users to watch movies on the go has been dropped by a number of major distributors and chain stores on both sides of the Atlantic. Of course Doctor Who is available…

Doctor Who Interviews

The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit actor Will Thorp was interviewed recently by a local newspaper in Woking. Interviewed while appearing in “Strangers on a Train” (alongside Sixth Doctor Colin Baker), icStaines.co.uk, and it seems that the actor enjoyed his part – hardly surprising really! In the two-part story he played an archaeologist called Toby who…

Cybermen DVDs

The cover of the upcoming DVD release of the Patrick Troughton era Cybermen adventure The Invasion has been revealed by the BBC’s Official Doctor Who site. Set for a November launch, the DVD will have the missing episodes reconstructed in cartoon form – as reported in June – by British animation studio Cosgrove Hall, whose…

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