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

What is Going on with John Boyega in the ‘Star Wars’ Teaser?

Those stormtrooper outfits must be murder in a desert environment.

Yesterday the second teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out, and as it features a genuinely thrilling moment for hardcore fans (which I won’t spoil in case you haven’t seen it yet, but do watch it now, so we can …

5 Great British Soul Divas

Diva has shifted in meaning from a term to describe a female opera singer to a term that means both “woman who is really good at singing” and “woman who is something of a handful personally.” So it’s …

Two Carey Mulligan Movies Arrive At Once

It is officially ALL GO in the Carey Mulligan camp right now. Last night (April 15) was the premiere of Far From the Madding Crowd, in which she stars as Bathsheba Everdene, battling off the romantic attentions of Michael Sheen, …

WATCH: Stephen Hawking Sings Monty Python

This clip requires no context, no back-story and no explanation. It is simply Professor Stephen Hawking—by some distance the most famous scientist in the world—singing Monty Python’s “Galaxy Song” as only he can, …

The Greatest Movie Roles of the 13 Doctors

Matt Smith‘s movie career is just taking off, having made the leap from a deleted scene in In Bruges to a key role in Lost River and appearances lined up in both Terminator Genisys and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.