About Fraser McAlpine

Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic

Posts by Fraser McAlpine

Posts by Fraser McAlpine

Happy 80th Birthday, Julie Andrews!

Today (October 1) is the 80th birthday of a giant of modern entertainment. Julie Andrews has been wowing audiences on stage and screen since her teens—her West End debut was in 1948—and will remain a firm favorite of children …

WATCH: 10 Alan Rickman Impressions

Whether he accepts it or not, Alan Rickman has a particularly interesting voice to try and impersonate. It’s not just a matter of getting the tone right, there are also those unique speech rhythms, the swooping intonation, the …

Slipknot Star Lends His Voice to ‘Doctor Who’

There’s a definite rock ‘n’ roll undercurrent to the new season of Doctor Who. We’ve already seen the Doctor shredding on a strange-looking guitar, and taking up the wearing of shades, and now there’s news …