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

National Joe Day: 5 Great British Joes

For as long as people keep making up these curious national days, we’ll keep honoring them the best way we can. So, in the case of National Joe Day—a very real thing that, according to eHow, derives from the old Scottish slang …

‘Downton Abbey’ To Finish After Season Six

Carnival Films and ITV have announced that Season 6 of Downton Abbey will be the last, putting to an end weeks of speculation that the show was about to lose its creator and writer, not to mention some of its cast.

Zayn Malik Leaves One Direction

For fans of One Direction, this may not come as the biggest of surprises, but after a few weeks of uncertainty, the band have officially announced that Zayn Malik has left, leaving them to finish their world tour as a four-piece.

‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: A Decade of Doctors

It seems strange to look back on a time, just 10 years ago, when Doctor Who was not the universe-straddling cultural juggernaut that it is now. It was an enormously beloved classic TV show with some fantastically fertile ideas, but no …

So How Did James Corden Do on ‘The Late Late Show’?

Not too shabbily, as it happens.

Having been the subject of more than a few snarky editorials and the prominent side-eye of David Letterman, James Corden’s first appearance on The Late Late Show went very well indeed. A hit with critics and viewers alike.