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+.


Guten Tag! Guten Tag!

[singlepic=2,320,240,,right]It’s not before time, but finally classic British comedy ‘Allo ‘Allo is going to be screened in Germany. Why has it taken so long, exactly? According to a BBC spokesperson, ‘Allo ‘Allo (despite being popular in 50 countries) “had not been picked up in Germany until now due to the subject matter.” A series that…

Still Funny?

[singlepic=1,320,240,,right]When was the last time you laughed at Billy Connolly? Was it a DVD? From years ago? Still laughing at Mayall & Edmondson, still doing the same act they were doing 30 years ago? Lenny Henry’s black man schtick is so hil-arious, isn’t it? Yeah, right. The fact is, the so-called “alternative comedy” set of…

Doctor Who General Notes

A cool article in the Telegraph today discusses some pre-production notes from 1963, in which the genesis of Doctor Who is revealed. The paper summarises the notes as describing “A paranoid fugitive who travelled the galaxy in an invisible flying saucer, suffering from LSD-style depressions and trying to halt scientific progress.” It seems that the…

Love Letters

This autumn will see the publishing of Doctor Who: The Writer’s Tale by Russell T Davies and journalist Benjamin Cook (Doctor Who Magazine). Described by publishers BBC Books as “It’s not only the ultimate ‘Doctor Who’ book, it’s a celebration of the creative process and a love letter to great television.” …the book will provide…

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