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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+.


Corporate Comedy

[singlepic=5,320,240,,right]If it wasn’t sickening enough to see that Marcus Brigstocke hosts an annual comedy festival at a ski resort, the old corporate gig seems to be raising its profile, with a recent business course from LearnDirect employing the services of comedy actors Ricky Gervais, Hugh Laurie, Dawn French and James Nesbitt. I mean – yes,…

Fires of Pompeii Reaction

8.1 million viewers tuned into episode 2 of the 2008 series of Doctor Who, according to overnight figures, with up to another 1.5 million expected courtesy of delayed viewings. The Stage review of the episode draws attention to Catherine Tate’s performance as Donna, and underlined her attempts to get the Doctor to prevent widespread death….

Planet of the Ood Preview

Alien Planets Ahoy! Doctor Who returns at 6.20pm again next week, as Planet of the Ood sees the TARDIS deliver the Doctor and Donna to the home planet of the red-eyed, squid-faced Ood. Directed by Graema Harper, the episode also features a guest appearance by Tim McInnerny (best known as Captain Darling/Lord Percy of Blackadder)….

Amusement Arcade

[singlepic=9,320,240,,right]There’s nothing better in the summer months that to get away to the seaside and do things that you wouldn’t normally – such as visit a live comedy show. You can go to Blackpool, Brighton, Torquay, Scarborough – they all run shows by old hands at end of the pier, old fashioned comedy. They’ve all…

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….

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