Author Archives: Fraser McAlpine

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‘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.

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

It is International Children’s Book Day (April 2), a perfect opportunity to celebrate some of the best of children’s literature from all over the world, not least from within our specialist area, the British Isles.

‘Doctor Who’: ‘Da Vinci’s Demons’ Star Tom Riley To Guest In Season 8

Fans of the STARZ TV series Da Vinci’s Demons will no doubt be delighted to learn that its star, Leonardo himself—otherwise known as Tom Riley—will be making an appearance in the next season of Doctor Who.

‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan Reunite at Louisville Comic Con

Welcome to your Doctor Who’s Day roundup: a week’s worth of Whovian bricolage in one handy blog post.

Fraser’s Phrases: “What The Dickens”

By rights, this should be an open and shut case. If you’re surprised by something, if a thing happens that causes shock and befuddlement, and you exclaim “what the dickens?

Reinforce Your Credulity Glands For An April Fool’s Day Roundup

Today, as we all know, is March 32nd. HAHA! April FOOL! You should see your face! Priceless!

No, but seriously it’s April 1st. All over the internet, trusted news providers have taken a moment to come up with a hoax story or two for April Fool’s Day.

Quiz: Which Shakespeare Tragedy Is Your Life?

We all have our dark moments, and sometimes it’s as though all you can do is raise your eyes heavenwards and ask the stormy skies above what plan fate has in store for you.

RIP Kate O’Mara: Five Of Her Best Moments

The sad news came in over the weekend that Kate O’Mara—the actress Doctor Who fans know as the Rani, and Dynasty fans remember as Caress Morrell—has died, after suffering from a short illness.