Author Archives: Fraser McAlpine

Posts by Fraser McAlpine

Benedict: ‘Sherlock Has No Time For Your Fawning’

There’s an interview with Benedict Cumberbatch over on the Out website that is a must-read for fans, although it does show him in quite an impatient light.

‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Physical Graffiti

Having seen off the Foretold with a salute, this week our time-traveling twosome have to do battle not just with creatures from a thinner dimension, but living street art.

The Story of Paddington Bear and Jeremy Clarkson

Let’s get one thing clear before we start, the U.K. may be a small country by U.

Can Emma Thompson Save ‘Bridget Jones 3′?

To judge by the rumors alone, it seems that the third Bridget Jones movie may as well release its own production diary about the hilarious trials and tribulations of attempting to make a film, rather than y’know, making the movie ...

‘Doctor Who’ Recap: ‘Mummy on the Orient Express’

In a dining car on a train in space, the lights flicker, and an old lady spots a man dressed as a mummy.

5 British Actresses Who Were Child Stars

Today is the International Day of the Girl Child, a United Nations initiative to highlight some of the challenges that face young girls in particular, all over the world. These include gender inequality, access to education, legal ...

The Day Brian Blessed Knocked Out Peter Capaldi

RadioTimes has a great story—told by a great storyteller—about a backstage accident that took place between Doctor Who’s current Doctor, Peter Capaldi, and booming Brian Blessed, on the set of the BBC’s 1997 adaptation ...

Why are ‘Biscuits’ Different in Britain?

When considering the differing terminology for common things between Britain and the U.S., it’s often a case of finding out who called their thing the thing they call it first, and declaring them the winner.

Why Are London’s Red Phone Boxes Turning Green?

The classic red British phone box, as designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and beloved of Anglophiles and Inspector Spacetime alike, has been in decline for over 30 years. Officially discontinued in favor of a steely glass box, not ...

#AskBenedict: The Best of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Twitter Q&A

Tonight sees the world premiere of Benedict Cumberbatch’s new movie The Imitation Game, which tells the story of Alan Turing and the work of the British code-breakers at Bletchley Park in defeating the ciphers of the German enigma ...