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 Bryant Obituary

We’ve learned via Outpost Gallifrey and the BBC’s Official Doctor Who site that Peter Bryant, former producer of Doctor Who, has recently died at the age of 82 after a long illness. Born in 1923, Bryant enjoyed a varied career, beginning as an actor, and taking in roles such as BBC Radio announcer, scriptwriter and…

News Roundup

icwales has published a rousing piece in light of recent claims that Doctor Who’s audience is falling. “We love… Doctor Who”, by Sally Williams of the Western Mail, gives a nostalgic look at the series from its 1963 beginnings through to the current day, and churns out all of the usual tales such as Terry…

Audience Dip?!

Recent Press Reports have suggested that Doctor Who’s popularity it on the wane following a series of decreasing figures over consecutive weeks. It is likely that on the whole this is “poppycock”. Although several fans – myself included – have been of the opinion that the current series isn’t as strong as the last, this…

The Idiot’s Lantern Reaction

The Idiot’s Lantern drew mixed reviews from all areas of Doctor Who fandom, but was naturally popular enough to beat ITV’s “Soccer Aid” charity-celeb-footy-match. With an average of 6.3 million viewers (source: The Mirror), Doctor Who beat the Robbie Williams vs Maradona celebrity soccer show by 200,000 viewers. The long weekend is likely resposible for…

The End is Nigh…

…for the Ninth Doctor. Bad Wolf airs next Friday June 2nd on the US Sci Fi Channel, as the series reaches it’s thrilling conclusion. You can visit the beautifully designed Sci Fi Channel minisite to investigate further, as well as remind yourself of the previous episode, Boom Town, which is reviewed on the TV Squad…

Stars Interviewed

Camille Coduri – Rose’s mum Jackie Tyler – has spoken to The People about her latest part – an ex-porn star in thenew BBC3 drama “Synchronicity”. She’s certainly got plenty to say on a feew different issues, but her love of her Doctor Who role is evident: “It has definitely been one of the happiest…

The Idiot’s Lantern

Cybernetic high-jinks became a thing of the past this week as body horror took a more macabre turn. Sleepless nights abound once more as a Mark Gatiss script is presented to Britain’s children, replete with talking television sets, swastika aerials and Rose dressed as a teddy girl. Parents – if you didn’t see the scares…

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