Author Archives: Fraser McAlpine

Posts by Fraser McAlpine

London is Invaded by Beautiful Benches Dressed as Books

London is the setting for an overwhelming amount of the stories in classic British fiction, but until now this hasn’t had an overwhelming effect on the landscape of the city.

Canada Day: 10 Things About Canada That Are Very British

Imagine a land that has similarly breathtaking landscapes and climate shifts to that of the U.S., one that exists broadly in the same part of the world as the U.

‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: The Countdown To August 23 Begins!

Well it’s fair to say things are really heating up now: Doctor Who is coming back, and soon!

Louise Brealey on Kissing Benedict Cumberbatch: “I Milked It!”

There’s a hugely entertaining interview with Sherlock star Louise Brealey on the Radio Times website today, in which she discusses her role in the new movie, Sherlock slashfic, and the moment her character Molly got to lock lips ...

Michelle Gomez AND the Cybermen in ‘Doctor Who’ Season Eight

Fans of British comedy will be particularly excited by the news, released earlier today, that Michelle Gomez—star of the quirky hospital hit Green Wing—will be appearing in Season Eight of Doctor Who.

WATCH: Martin Freeman on the Wit and Humor in Richard III

Martin Freeman’s performance as Shakespeare’s Richard III opens at the Trafalgar Theatre next week, as part of Trafalgar Transformed, and he and the cast have taken part in a talking heads video discussing the dominant ...

The Surprising Singing Voices of British Actors

If you were to go solely on the reaction of showbiz bloggers and newshounds (hello!), Keira Knightley‘s decision to play a struggling singer (and sing) in her latest movie Begin Again is one that is not only surprising, but ...

10 Classic ‘Doctor Who’ Characters Who Made a Modern Comeback

Note: This is not a list of the monstrous armies that have come back time and time again to do battle with the Doctor, but the individual characters he has run into on his travels many times over. These are the people whose legends ...

WATCH: ‘Downton’s Dan Stevens is a Sexy Rotter in ‘The Guest’

So there you are at home, minding your own business, when one day a handsome stranger called David—who looks a lot like Dan Stevens from out of Downton Abbey—turns up and claims to have been a friend of your sons from the army. In ...

5 British Music Festivals to Attend if Glastonbury’s Not Your Thing

That’s right, now that the tents are going up at the actual Glastonbury, we’re off in search of regular alternatives to the ultimate alternative festival in Britain. Two more right-angle turns, and we’re back in the ...