Author Archives: Fraser McAlpine

Posts by Fraser McAlpine

Benedict Cumberbatch on His 'Yumminess'

OK, there have been too many excellent Benedict Cumberbatch interview moments this week. He’s on a roll and that means there’s a lot to talk about. But really, you need to see this.

5 Scottish Dishes Every American Should Try

On September 18, the Scottish people vote on whether they wish to be formally independent from the United Kingdom. And it’s a referendum that has stirred up strong feelings on either side of the debate.

WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch Playing Hide-and-Seek

Note: that’s hide-and-seek, not hide-and-go-seek, because British people don’t need to be told that in a game that involves hiding, the person doing the seeking has to travel in order to try and find them, that’s ...

Who’s Who in the Mercury Prize 2014

We’re all busy people, and the world of music appears to be churning over with ever-growing speed, so it’s beneficial to sometimes have a signpost that suggests which records from the last 12 months are worth bothering with ...

Benedict Cumberbatch on "Outsiders"

There’s a fantastically thoughtful and incisive interview with Benedict Cumberbatch at The Daily Beast currently, which he gave at the Toronto International Film Festival to promote his latest movie The Imitation Game. The movie ...

Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: ‘And This Is My Spoon!’

If there’s one thing the Doctor can be relied upon to do when locked in a castle, it’s bicker with his fellow prisoners, and Doctor Who fans were treated to some truly epic squabbling on Saturday night, as he found himself ...

WATCH: British Stars on the Run for Cancer Campaign

Did you hear about the movie that stars Benedict Cumberbatch AND Tom Hardy AND Idris Elba AND Eddie Redmayne AND Anna Friel AND Steve Coogan AND Sheridan Smith AND Michelle Dockery AND Gillian Anderson? And did you hear that it’s ...

What Should We Call the Royal Baby?

Today, that portion of the English-speaking world that has a fondness for Britain is abuzz with the news that the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her second child.

Michael Palin Lends His Voice to ‘The Clangers’

If you catch a British person of a certain age and mention The Clangers, chances are the eyes will glaze over slightly, a smile with play across their face and almost without realizing it, they’ll start making friendly bird ...

‘Doctor Who’ Recap: ‘Robot of Sherwood’

After last week’s shrunken unpleasantness, it is time to take a trip to somewhere less Daleky.