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

VOTE: Who is the British Kevin Bacon?

A couple of weeks ago, we posed the question ‘Who is the British Kevin Bacon?’ as a way of celebrating those British character actors who have appeared in such a staggering variety of U.K.

RIP ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’

The news has just been announced that the BBC’s supremely larky music panel show Never Mind the Buzzcocks will not be returning to British screens after its 28th series. This is a blow for fans of British comedy panel shows (of …

British Stars Turn Out for First U.S. Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day arrived at NBC yesterday, and among the fun and hoopla, an avalanche of British stars turning out to perform skits and songs and generally lark about. They’re doing so in order to raise money for Comic Relief, a …