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

WATCH: Adele Announces European Tour with a Magic Wand

Some pop and rock stars would not get away with the level of presentation ineptitude displayed in this video clip, but it does help when your comeback album is breaking records for first week sales and you’re known to be something …

PICTURES: Peter Capaldi in Hobbiton

We already know there’s a lot of love coming towards Doctor Who from the Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit camp, especially from director Peter Jackson, a confirmed fan who also cast the Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy as Radagast in …

WATCH: David Tennant Explains Einstein

If you were going to get anyone to try and explain Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity, which pertains to both space and time, who better to ask than the former Tenth Doctor from Doctor Who?

11 Great British Gangster Films

The British gangster movie, whether played as a caper, a comedy, a musical or a deadly serious thriller, has a distinctly different tone of voice to similarly criminal films from other parts of the world.

FAQ: So What’s Adele’s ’25’ Like?

No one needs a slavering report describing every bang and swoop of Adele’s third album from the perspective of a first listen. The record is available in shops and ready to download as of today (although it is not on streaming …