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

It’s Official: Dan Stevens is a Beast

Well, THE Beast, technically speaking, and not the one from the X-Men.

Yesterday we were cock-a-hoop with the news that Luke Evans is in talks to play the rotter Gaston in the live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, and wondering who would get to don the hairy mask and play the Beast, opposite …

WATCH: ‘Vicar of Dibley’, ‘Little Britain’ and James Bond Turn Out for Comic Relief

Next Friday (March 13) the BBC enlists the help of celebrities, actors, musicians and the British public as part of their Red Nose Day telethon, to raise money for the charity Comic Relief.

Personality Quiz: Which ‘Doctor Who’ Story is Your Life?

The issues raised by the various adventures of the Doctor and his companions are issues that affect us all, and the way in which we deal with those issues is largely driven by personality.

WATCH: Sir Ian McKellen in Second ‘Mr Holmes’ Teaser

Sir Ian McKellen just tweeted the link to this, the second teaser trailer for his forthcoming movie Mr Holmes, in which he plays the elderly detective Sherlock in his later years.

What is Going on with ‘Downton Abbey’?

This has been a week of two extremes for fans of Downton Abbey. There are still rumors circulating that the show’s future is threatened, that key personnel are looking elsewhere for future work opportunities and that the show may …

‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Where’s David?

This week, the whole of the Doctor Who production has been filming in Tenerife, which we will get to in a moment. But before we do, who fancies playing a Gallifreyan round of Where’s Waldo?

All Change! Mumford & Sons Abandon Banjos for New Album

See? We TOLD you they weren’t packing it in.

5 Things That Are Different About British Courts

The second season of Broadchurch is almost upon us (Wednesday March 4, at 10/9c on BBC AMERICA), and without revealing too much about what happens, there will be scenes that take place inside a British court room. So it seems like …

WATCH: Maggie Smith Roughing it in ‘The Lady in the Van’

Prone to hyperbole we may be, but this trailer is entirely delightful and should definitely be experienced at your earliest convenience.

5 Moments That Made ‘Broadchurch’ Season 1 More Than a Murder Mystery

You don’t get to capture the attention and imagination of the world by telling a ‘whodunnit?’ story that simply focuses on that one-word question and nothing else.