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.

Identity politics is in retreat in Hollywood

20 August 2022 9:00 am

‘Diversity is woven into the very soul of the story.’ If those words of praise from a rave review in…

Fascinating but flat: Amazon Prime's Thirteen Lives reviewed

13 August 2022 9:00 am

About ten minutes in to Thirteen Lives, Boy came in and asked me whether it was any good. I said:…

The making of The Godfather was almost as dramatic as the film: Paramount+'s The Offer reviewed

6 August 2022 9:00 am

It’s hard to imagine in the wake of GoodFellas, The Sopranos and Gomorrah but there was a time, not so…

Why we should all be dropping acid

23 July 2022 9:00 am

Many years ago a man on the end of my cigarette stole my soul. Mr Migarette (for such was his…

A thrilling, pacy, well-acted drama: Amazon Prime's The Terminal List reviewed

9 July 2022 9:00 am

‘The Terminal List is… a dated and drably made eight-part military thriller that offers little intrigue or excitement,’ says the…

The sad decline of my one-time favourites

25 June 2022 9:00 am

I don’t think it’s my imagination: it really is getting harder and harder to find anything worth watching on TV.…

Ricky Gervais is an achingly conventional Millennial posing as a naughty maverick

11 June 2022 9:00 am

Just how edgy and dangerous is Ricky Gervais? There is no one more edgy and dangerous, we learn from no…

Oddly unconvincing: Apple TV+'s The Essex Serpent reviewed

28 May 2022 9:00 am

Having now watched it to the end, I would say that Slow Horses (Apple TV+) is by far the best…

The best TV spy drama since Smiley’s People: Apple TV+'s Slow Horses reviewed

14 May 2022 9:00 am

How thriller writers must miss the Cold War! Early John le Carré and Len Deighton had it easy when trying…

If you're tired of Netflix's agendas, turn to BritBox's new Agatha Christie

30 April 2022 9:00 am

Netflix’s share price has collapsed and a major factor, people are saying, is its relentless pushing of agendas. I think…

How did he even fool the Duke of Edinburgh? Netflix’s Jimmy Savile – A British Horror Story reviewed

16 April 2022 9:00 am

The only impersonation I can do is my Jimmy Savile impersonation. This is not uncommon among people of my generation:…

If you want to avoid intrusive anachronisms on TV, you have to go foreign

2 April 2022 9:00 am

The iron law of TV these days is that if you want to avoid series that are suffocatingly right-on the…

Enthralling and unusual – even if you don't care about Kanye: Netflix's Jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy reviewed

5 March 2022 9:00 am

The most disappointing pop performance I’ve ever seen – and in the course of my 15-odd years as a music…

Amusing and entertaining – though not very taxing: Amazon Prime's Reacher reviewed

19 February 2022 9:00 am

Jack Reacher is back on the screen and aficionados of the hugely successful Lee Child airport thrillers in which he…

Horrifying but gripping: Netflix's The Puppet Master: Hunting the Ultimate Conman reviewed

5 February 2022 9:00 am

It’s 1993 and you’re studying at a top agricultural college with a bright future ahead of you, perhaps in farming…

A dog’s breakfast but I’m rather enjoying it: Sky Atlantic's Yellowjackets reviewed

22 January 2022 9:00 am

It has taken me a while to watch Yellowjacketsbecause I found the premise so offputting: in 1996 a plane carrying…

The drugs don’t work

8 January 2022 9:00 am

One of my first jobs in journalism was as the arts correspondent of the Daily Telegraph. I’d hop on my…

Around the World In Eighty Days is the worst TV this Christmas

29 December 2021 6:37 pm

‘In many ways, Phileas Fogg represents everything that’s alarming and peculiar about that old sense of British Empire. Potentially, it’s…

If you watch one thing this Christmas, make it The Witcher

23 December 2021 9:00 pm

If you only watch one thing on TV this Christmas, make it The Witcher(Netflix). It’s by turns funny, exciting, scary,…

Even worse than the book: Amazon Prime's The Wheel of Time reviewed

11 December 2021 9:00 am

A couple of years ago, in that near-forgotten era when we could travel almost freely, I canvassed social media as…

More mesmerising than it should be – Disney+'s The Beatles: Get Back reviewed

4 December 2021 9:00 am

My late friend Alexander Nekrassov loathed the Beatles, which I used to think was a wantonly contrary position akin to…

Eddie Izzard is so bad I'm hoping he gets dismembered: Sky's The Lost Symbol reviewed

27 November 2021 9:00 am

If it weren’t for this job I sometimes wonder whether I’d even bother watching TV at all. This mood strikes…

Profound and original and unashamedly religious: Midnight Mass reviewed

13 November 2021 9:00 am

I was turned on to Midnight Mass by Ricky Gervais who raved about it in one of his social media…

Grimy, echt and gripping: Netflix's The Forgotten Battle reviewed

30 October 2021 9:00 am

The Forgotten Battle is a Dutch feature film commemorating the desperate and relatively little-known Allied assault on the Scheldt estuary…

Lurking beneath the gore are moments of wit and sensitivity: Squid Game reviewed

16 October 2021 9:00 am

Should we be worried that Squid Game is the most popular show in Netflix’s history? If it’s a case of…