Author Archives: Fraser McAlpine

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Ben Miller To Guest Star In ‘Doctor Who’

Here’s something that we should all have seen coming. Ben Miller, one half of the British comedy duo Armstrong and Miller, star of Primeval and Death In Paradise, and a card-carrying science fiction buff, has signed up to appear ...

‘Doctor Who’, ‘Burton & Taylor’ and ‘Broadchurch’ Up For TV BAFTAs

Nominations are in for this year’s BAFTA TV Awards, which will be held on Sunday 18 May, and as you’d expect, they make a compelling case for the current strength of British television.

Benedict Cumberbatch To Play A Rival ‘Richard III’ To Martin Freeman

There’s a danger of things becoming silly now.

Two weeks ago, the big news was that Benedict Cumberbatch would be playing Hamlet in the West End, in 2015. This clearly needed a year’s advance warning, so fans can prepare travel budgets and buy ticket-handling gauntlets.

Martin Freeman To Play ‘Richard III’ In London This Year

Sherlock fans, if you thought the exciting news about Benedict Cumberbatch playing Hamlet in London gave you a year to save up, this might be slightly upsetting.

11 British Hosts Who Could Replace David Letterman

In case you’re unsure whether British TV viewers are aware of the magnitude of David Letterman’s achievements, or even who he is, be assured we most certainly are and do. Even though Late Show hasn’t had a firm slot on ...

‘Doctor Who’: Steven Moffat Explains The TARDIS On Trenzalore, Sort Of

The problem with time travel as a dramatic device is that all of that looping around in a character’s time streat can tie them in knots, particularly when something concrete and unchangeable like a death occurs.

Watch Out For The Weeping Angels In Scary ‘Doctor Who’ Fan Video ‘Stone’

There’s not a lot we like more than impressive fan-vids that make interpretive art out of a passion for some of the best shows on TV, and this is a doozy.

‘Veep’ Fans: A Guide to Armando Iannucci’s Comedy

This Sunday, the political comedy Veep makes a welcome return to HBO, expertly guided once more by the sure hand of Armando Iannucci.

WATCH: Funny Teaser Trailer For Aardman Animations’ ‘Shaun The Sheep’ Movie

It is all go for British movie adaptations of classic childrens TV shows at the moment. There’s a Paddington movie on the way, a Bananaman movie in production and now a teaser trailer has arrived for Aardman Animations’ ...

10 British Children’s Books That Every Older American Kid Should Read

It’s not nice to talk down to people, so if you are of any age between ten and twenty and any of these suggestions are simply too young for you, that is fine.