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+.


Programme Information Update…

At 6.40 tonight, The Age of Steel will air slightly earlier than normal due to Eurovision. The BBC Press Office Programme Information for this week describes the episode: The Cybermen take control of London and start converting the populace, in the conclusion of this gripping two-part episode. While Jackie falls under Lumic’s control, the Doctor,…

New Series Reviews & Coverage

There’s a few hangovers of press coverage that you might be interested in reading. First up, coverage of The Girl in the Fireplace. Blogcritics.org reviewer Daniel Woolstencroft reckons: The Girl in the Fireplace,” Moffat’s only episode this season, is every bit as good as his last two episodes but in a totally different way. The…

News Roundup

There’s a vast selection of Doctor Who reviews online at present… We’ll start with the older stuff – such as news that BBC America & Warner Home Video will be releasing The Web Planet and Inferno in North america on September 5th. TVShowsonDVD.com reports that both DVD releases seem to mirror their UK counterparts –…

John Lumic Speaks!

Actor Roger Lloyd Pack – once best known as slow-witted Trigger in “Only Fools and Horses” – is now guilty of being extremely deranged in a way that will forever impress him upon the nations’ children as Cyberman creator John Lumic. He’s recently spoken to BBC Norfolk about the role… When Roger was offered the…

Rise of the Cybermen Reaction

The return of the Cybermen garnered Doctor Who an overnight audience figure of 8.6 million viewers, peaking at 9.5 million, according DWAS. Overnights don’t factor in repeat viewings and recorded viewings, so expect official figures to be around the 10 million figure. This is the second highest of the season, behind ,Tooth and Claw. Both…

Rise of the Cybermen

Doctor Who is at its best when it plays on the fears of a world full of uncertainty. When the Cybermen were first introduced, there were fears over the ethics – and consequences of – replacement part surgery. In the modern world, we all know a elderly relative or neighbour with a replacement hip, or…

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