Posts by Fraser McAlpine

WATCH: Sir Ian McKellen’s TV Debut from 1964

To continue our occasional series spent digging around on YouTube looking for some of the very first TV adventures for prominent British acting talent, here’s a virtual spelunk that goes all the way back to 1964.

LOOK: Sir Elton John’s School Reunion Photo

Here’s a small prediction: Should any of the people in Sir Elton John’s recent Instagram photo of his school reunion possess social media accounts of their own, their version of this photo will be slightly less concerned …

It’s Eurovision Song Contest Time Again…

Around this time of year, every year, the countries of Europe (and a few other places) stock up on glitter, fake tan, prosthetics, spandex, more glitter and flouncy skirts, and send their singing stars off to a remote location in order …

David Tennant to Play Psychiatrist R. D. Laing

The Cannes film festival is proving to be a great source of tantalizing information about potential future movies at the moment, as production companies swarm across the South of France trying to secure funding for their great ideas.

WATCH: Dolly Parton Says “Ay Up, Me Duck”

It’s always a glorious moment when arcane and super-local British slang rolls out of the immaculate lips of American stars. Especially when those lips are also contorted into trying to do the accent and it swiftly becomes any …

6 British Podcasts You Should Download Now

The true-life murder mystery Serial became a worldwide phenomenon late last year, focusing attention on the art of podcasting. Here’s a selection of podcasts from the other side of the Atlantic.