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

10 Great British TV Shows of the Last 10 Years

The last decade in British TV has been particularly great, especially as it coincides with a huge upswing in the quality of TV shows across the world. In a time of critical and popular worldwide successes such as Breaking Bad, Orange …

Personality Quiz: Which Sherlock Holmes are You?

You’d think that there would be very little room for gradations of personality in a character as well-defined as Sherlock Holmes. He has his foibles—his violin, that stern intellect—and his inability to deal with people on a …

WATCH: The Best Prank News Videobomb Ever

Pranking live news media is a sport that has a long and ignoble tradition, whether by accidentally walking into reporters as they’re speaking to camera, shouting something obscene behind them, or jumping around behind the camera …

10 Great British Bangers for Hot Dog Day

Before we really get stuck in, it might help to have a brief look at the language around sausages in Britain, and how they’ve been used in certain recipes. For example, the term bangers—when used to describe sausages and not …