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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+.


Johnny Byrne Dies

Former Doctor Who scriptwriter Johnny Byrne has died, aged 73. He is believed to have passed away on April 3rd. Born in Dublin, Byrne was responsible for one of Doctor Who’s finest adventures, The Keeper of Traken which pitted the Doctor against the Master for the first time in 6 years – it also featured…

Ooh Titter Ye Not!

[singlepic=23,240,320,,right]Let’s call it “Frankie Howerd Week” on Quintessential Comedy, as we look forward to the upcoming Howerd mini biopic to close the Curse of Comedy series this Wednesday. As a stand up comic, Howerd’s routine was apparently a ramshackle display of stories that are interrupted by Frankie’s customary asides, mini stories and direct addressing of…

Elton Strikes Back

[singlepic=22,320,240,,right]Evidently having paid some attention to his critics, it appears that Ben Elton has decided to put the sell-out that was We Will Rock You behind him and start working properly in the world of comedy. Admittedly Teenage Kicks is probably not his best work (more on that later in the week), but he’s also…

Comedy Dialogue of the Week

[singlepic=21,320,240,,right]On of the most wonderful bits of comedy dialogue I’ve ever come across is the wonderfully constructed Monty Python sketch by Eric Idle, Travel Agent. While the best interpretation of this is probably the live version (most notably the one performed at The Hollywood Bowl) the version in the second series of Monty Python’s Flying…

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