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+.


Plastic Fantastique – Recycled!

Specially from the Kasterborous archive….in light of the fantastic reaction to the plastic menace of the Auton dummies in Rose, we re-present an old article from October last year, which explores the power and psychology behind the first two invasions by the Nestene Autons… Evil. Vast, clawed, fire breathing, winged beasts. Traditionally the evil that…

New Series Merchandise

The Guardian and others papers today have run articles about the BBC’s deal with toy company Character Options, announced late last year. More information about the deal has apparently come to light, with the Guardian article suggesting 70 different lines ranging from sticker books to Dalek toys and Doctor and Rose figures. The BBC are…

A Galaxy of Stars Update!

Time is ticking by and the countdown to A Galaxy of Stars is underway! The convention and signing event takes place April 16th 2005 in Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset and promises to be a fantastic occasion, with an ever growing list of names from Doctor Who and Star Wars: COLIN BAKER-DR WHO, NICHOLAS COURTNEY-BRIGADIER, TERRY MOLLOY-DAVROS, NICOLA…

Daddy Who!

The ever-charming AA Gill gave a typically scathing, “not-quite-got-the-point” review of Doctor Who in this weekends Sunday Times Culture supplement. In his usual smug, trite and massively condescending way, he manages to bundle the phrases “Best Beloved”, “golden ageism” and “retrospective feeling of euphoria and sentimental glee”. While to his obverse intellect he is no…

Doctor Who is a HIT!

Saturday Night audiences peaked at 10 million for the first episode of Doctor Who. The full figure was around 10.5 million, beating ITV’s Ant & Decs Saturday Night Takeaway featuring David Beckham. It is a solid start for the show that’s hoping to return to the traditional family viewing saturday slot. Written by Russell T…

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