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Five Great Things
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on April 10th, 2013
Don’t be getting all up in my grill, this is just the flipside of the feature we ran a while ago about American things the Brits always find cool. It’s a yin/yang thing, so be cool, yeah?
The Loch Ness monster is one of the most famous mythical beasts in the world, up there with Sasquatch and the yeti and the perfect wife for TV’s Simon Cowell. But Nessie is by no means the only made-up beastie to come from the ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on March 1st, 2013
If I can offer the usual caveat before we start: clearly I don’t know what’ll surprise anyone who isn’t me. And let’s face it, if Britain is going to happily export super-British shows like Downton Abbey and ...
There are times when being a Brit looking at America is like pressing your face against the dining room window, watching an astonishing feast going on inside. We’re pretty good at lots of things – sarcasm, reading, tweed etc – ...
Most people have mobiles and don’t rely on a public booth, but it’ll never get old popping into an iconic British red phone box — possibly for a photo opportunity, to dodge the weather, or even to make an ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on July 25th, 2012
Here’s Elbow’s score for the BBC coverage of the games. They’ve arranged it so it can be cropped into tiny bits and used for trails, montages and all sorts.
After reclaiming British foodstuffs back from the sneers and jibes of unadventurous eaters (and vegetarians), it’s time to have a good look in detail at the one British dish you are likely to come across first, should you decide ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on March 28th, 2012
There are certain recipes in any culture’s diet which cause consternation and disgust if you haven’t grown up eating them. I, for example, am not mad about the idea of okra, or sheep’s eyes, or that sandwich Elvis ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on March 23rd, 2012
This weekend, apart from being the Doctor Who Convention, also sees the end of a British broadcasting institution. For the past 10 years, Harry Hill’s TV Burp has secured it’s place in British hearts as one of the funniest ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on March 22nd, 2012
Note: Before anyone writes in, let’s just assume we all agree that the best TV theme tune ever made is Doctor Who, OK? OK.