Author Archives: Fraser McAlpine

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Junk Food Day: 5 Salty British Snacks Every American Should Try

Often the most exciting thing about a trip to another country isn’t the scenery or culturally enriching buildings, but a trip to the supermarket to find out what the locals enjoy eating when they’re watching TV.

Benedict Cumberbatch’s Waxwork Fitting: a Feast for the Eyes

There aren’t many people that can spend the run-up to their birthday having their eyeballs matched, but such is the increasingly surreal life of Benedict Cumberbatch. The Sherlock star has been visiting the London waxwork museum ...

10 American Actors Who’ve Done British TV

At the moment, it is relatively commonplace to see British stars infiltrate American TV shows—from Damian Lewis in Homeland to Hugh Laurie in House to Karen Gillan in Selfie—but it’s rarer to come across an actual famous ...

WATCH: Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan in the Trailer for ‘The Fall’ Season Two

Season One of The Fall was one of BBC2′s biggest success stories of 2013. A tense crime drama set in Northern Ireland, it stars Gillian Anderson as DS Stella Gibson, who has to try and find a manipulative and sadistic serial ...

Phew! Ben Whishaw Takes Over from Colin Firth as Paddington Bear

It’s OK to admit you were worried about who would play the voice of Paddington, in the movie Paddington, since Colin Firth reluctantly walked away, sadly noting that “it’s been bittersweet to see this delightful creature ...

7 Clips We Want to See in Ron Howard’s Beatles Documentary

Yesterday (July 16) it was announced that Ron Howard will direct and produce a new Beatles documentary, with the full authority of the band themselves. It’s devoted to the years in which they were a functioning, gigging ...

WATCH: Keira Knightley and Sam Rockwell in ‘Laggies’ Trailer

Did you hear the one about the Sam Rockwell movie in which HE plays the sensible one? I know, right? And, like, who are they gonna cast as the adult-child screwball whose only friend and mentor is a teenager?

13 Definitive Portrayals of British Monarchs in Film and TV

Life is never boring if you’re the head of a country. There are international treaties to oversee, bitter arguments to overcome, threats from rivals and countries to conquer, and sometimes your personal life can’t help but ...

WATCH: ‘Doctor Who’ Gets a Lego ‘The Day of the Doctor’ Remake

Making Lego recreations out of iconic TV and movie moments is unlikely to get old any time soon, and when the results are as diverting as this five-minute romp through Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary special “The Day of the ...

‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Dress Up with the Doctor

The past week in Doctor Who fandom can be divided into two sections: BT (before trailer) and AT (after trailer).