James Delingpole

James Delingpole is officially the world's best political blogger. (Well, that's what the 2013 Bloggies said). Besides the Spectator, he is executive editor of Breitbart London and writes for Bogpaper.com and Ricochet.com. His website is www.jamesdelingpole.com and his latest book is Watermelons.

Incomprehensible and epically anti-climatic: Netflix’s Bodies reviewed

11 November 2023 9:00 am

Bodies is another of those ‘ingenious’ time-travel apocalypse mash-ups so tricksy and convoluted that by the time the ending comes…

Surprisingly addictive and heartwarming: Netflix’s Beckham reviewed

28 October 2023 9:00 am

If you’re not remotely interested in football or celebrity, I recommend Netflix’s four-part documentary series Beckham. Yes, I know it’s…

I watched it so that you didn’t have to: ITV2’s Big Brother reviewed

14 October 2023 9:00 am

Big Brother is Nineteen Eighty-Four rewritten by Aldous Huxley. The detail that George Orwell got wrong is that far from…

Arresting visual spectacle and superb fight scenes: Netflix’s One Piece reviewed

30 September 2023 9:00 am

What would you say is the most successful comic-book series in history? If you’re thinking Tintin you’re not even close.…

Why I’m addicted to Australian MasterChef

16 September 2023 9:00 am

Why is Australian MasterChef so much better than the English version? You’d think, with a population less than a third…

Enthralling: BBC4’s Colosseum reviewed

26 August 2023 9:00 am

In the year 2023, the Neo-Roman Empire was at the height of its powers. A potentially restive populace was kept…

Bags of charm and a gripping plot: Netflix’s The Chosen One reviewed

19 August 2023 9:00 am

Some years ago, Mark Millar (the creator of Kick-Ass, Kingsman, etc.) hit on yet another brilliant conceit for one of…

A welcome antidote to UK crime drama: Netflix’s Kohrra reviewed

5 August 2023 9:00 am

It has been quite some time since I’ve been able to bear watching UK crime drama. All right, I do…

University Challenge deserves Amol Rajan

29 July 2023 9:00 am

I wish I could say that Bamber Gascoigne would be turning in his grave at what has happened to University…

Rewriting history

22 July 2023 9:00 am

If you don’t subscribe to every last detail of the LGBTQ+ agenda, then basically you are a Nazi. This was…

Ugly, mechanical, soulless: Apple TV+’s Hijack reviewed

8 July 2023 9:00 am

Idris Elba would have made a perfect James Bond. Not the James Bond that we knew and loved when he…

Netflix has struck gold: Tour de France: Unchained reviewed

24 June 2023 9:00 am

I’m ideologically opposed to bicycles for all the obvious reasons: they don’t have lovely big nostrils which you can blow…

Gratuitously twisty, turny nonsense: Sky Max’s Poker Face reviewed

10 June 2023 9:00 am

Imagine if you had the power always to tell whether or not someone was lying. You’d have it made, wouldn’t…

Spooky, classy dystopian sci-fi: Apple TV+’s Silo reviewed

27 May 2023 9:00 am

Back once more to our favourite unhappy place: the dystopian future. And yet again it seems that the authorities have…

Purest fantasy but you’ll love it: Tetris reviewed

29 April 2023 9:00 am

Tetris is a righteously entertaining movie about the stampede to secure the rights from within the Soviet Union to what…

One of the best things you’ll see on TV this year: Netflix’s War Sailor reviewed

15 April 2023 9:00 am

War Sailor (Krigsseileren), a three-part drama on Netflix about the Norwegian merchant navy in the second world war, is one…

Succession works because the writers don’t care about the boring business storylines

1 April 2023 9:00 am

I have a theory that many great artists’ strength is a product of their weakness. The flaw of the relentlessly…

What a gloriously easy living Chris Rock makes from his comedy

18 March 2023 9:00 am

Chris Rock was paid $20 million for his 70-minute Netflix special, so by my reckoning his riff on whether or…

In defence of the fabrications of reality TV

4 March 2023 9:00 am

My new favourite tennis player, just ahead of Novak Djokovic, is Nick Kyrgios. Up until recently I’d barely heard of…