Author Archives: Fraser McAlpine

About Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2.

He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.

Fraser invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic

Posts by Fraser McAlpine

‘Doctor Who’ Clip: Clara Meets Danny Pink in ‘Into The Dalek’

Ever since Samuel Anderson was first announced as Danny Pink, a new recurring cast member on Doctor Who we’ve been scratching our heads to try and figure our what his significance may be. Is he going to be a nice guy?

‘Doctor Who’ Brit Binge: 10 Greatest Dalek Episodes

Tomorrow (August 30) we will see how the Twelfth Doctor gets on in his first confrontation with Dalek-kind, with “Into the Dalek.”

Benedict Cumberbatch: “Hello, is it Me You’re Looking For?”

Don’t worry, despite appearance this photo is NOT proof that Benedict Cumberbatch likes to remake Lionel Richie videos in his spare time, casting himself in all the lead roles.

WATCH: Karen Gillan’s Ice Bucket Challenge is Finally Here

Oh THERE you are!

After being nominated by both Matt Smith and Neil Gaiman for the ALS ice bucket challenge, things have been ominously quiet from Karen Gillan for the last few days. Had she chickened out?

‘Doctor Who’ Officially Arrives in Minecraft Form

For some Doctor Who fans, this may be a trip into a previously unknown dimension, although there are undoubtedly travelers in this realm sitting not to far from where you are right now.

Why Do the Brits Call the U.K. ‘Blighty’?

Homesickness can do funny things to people. It can create fierce patriotism where once there was just allegiance; it can create an idealized society in the mind, one in which no one is ever cruel or selfish or rude because that’s ...

WATCH: ‘Doctor Who’ Teasers For ‘Into The Dalek’

Naturally if you’re against spoilers these should be avoided at all costs.

So, having discovered that the Twelfth Doctor is possessed of “attack eyebrows” and is proud of his Scottishness because it means he can commence moaning, what fresh thrills await us in this week’s Doctor Who?

WATCH: Dominic West and Ruth Wilson in ‘The Affair’

Showtime has a new drama coming in which they get Dominic West and Ruth Wilson together in an idyllic location. It’s a perfect romance, apart from the fact that they’re already married.

Kate Bush’s Albums Ranked (Updated)

In London tonight (August 26), Kate Bush makes her return to the stage in her own right for the first time in 35 years. There have been one-offs here and there—for a long time fans were more likely to see her singing next to a ...

‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: A ‘Breath’ Of Fresh Air

The Doctor is back! Peter Capaldi made his full debut as the Twelfth Doctor on Saturday, August 23 in “Deep Breath”, and if you’ve already forgotten everything that happened in the tale of dinosaurs, clockwork robots ...