Author Archives: Fraser McAlpine

Posts by Fraser McAlpine

Tom Hiddleston to Play Ben-Hur?

There’s a remake of the 1959 Roman invasion epic Ben-Hur on the way, and it seems that our favorite devilish beanpole is in line to take the starring role, made famous by Charlton Heston.

Left Hander’s Day: 6 Southpaw British Rock Stars

It’s Left Hander’s Day, a chance for the 10% (or thereabouts) of people who leave inky smudges across the page and find tin-openers and scissors to be counter-intuitive and frustrating to celebrate the internal wiring of ...

‘Doctor Who’ World Tour Roundup

There is simply far too much stuff to get through this week without spending a lot of time talking. Suffice to say that the Doctor and Clara are off on their travels to new and exciting places, and no one is quite sure what they will ...

WATCH: Trailer For 'Doctor Who' Premiere 'Deep Breath'

This just arrived on the BBC YouTube feed after biffing around on Twitter for a while.

5 Little-Known Duran Duran Songs Worth Spinning

Yesterday was Duran Duran appreciation day, and to mark it properly, the band took a picture of themselves hard at work on their new album with producers Mark Ronson and their old friend (and guitar demon) Nile Rodgers.

WATCH: 5 Vintage British Authors Speak!

As it was Book Lovers Day on August 9 and because it’s always exciting to unearth an unimaginable clip on YouTube, here’s a selection in which the voices of venerable writers, taken from the some of the earliest days of ...

Now You Can Own A Sherlock Holmes Tweed Deerstalker

While thousands of people have spent this morning queuing for tickets to see Benedict Cumberbatch play Hamlet at London’s Barbican theater next year, news has emerged of a Sherlock-related purchase that may prove to be equally ...

‘Doctor Who’ Tour: A Day In Interviews

Yesterday the Doctor Who world tour took off with quite a bang! It began with a ton of media appearances, particularly for the new Doctor Peter Capaldi, continued with a red carpet premiere of the first episode of Season Eight, called ...

WATCH: Richard Gere Arrives in ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’

Tom Hiddleston Tweets His ‘High-Rise’ Gang

One of the most entertaining things about the image that Tom Hiddleston tweeted yesterday of his co-star and crew in High-Rise, the forthcoming adaptation of J.G.