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.

The Covid Macguffin

6 March 2021 9:00 am

Why do current events read like a bad movie?

How stupid do the script writers of Sky’s Devils think we are?

6 March 2021 9:00 am

Here’s a worried question I want to plant in your head: when is TV drama going to start depicting the…

Impossibly exciting: Sky Atlantic's ZeroZeroZero reviewed

20 February 2021 9:00 am

ZeroZeroZero is the impossibly exciting new drugs series from Roberto Saviano — the author who gave us perhaps my all-time…

You'll wish you were gay: Channel 4's It's a Sin reviewed

6 February 2021 9:00 am

To promote his new drama series about Aids in the early 1980s, Russell T. Davies insisted in an interview that…

Like trying to understand some obscure but fashionable meme: WandaVision reviewed

23 January 2021 9:00 am

‘What the world needs now is a black and white pastiche of classic 1950s and 1960s sitcoms reviving two Marvel…

Superb but depraved: BBC1’s The Serpent reviewed

9 January 2021 9:00 am

The Serpent is the best BBC drama series in ages — god knows how it slipped through the net —…

Netflix's Barbarians taught me those Romans had it coming

12 December 2020 9:00 am

Of all the times and places to have been on the wrong side of history, I can’t imagine many worse…

Media Notes

5 December 2020 9:00 am

Where are all the journalists? Please could someone just clarify a point of law for me: is theft no longer…

I could have directed it better: Steve McQueen's Small Axe reviewed

28 November 2020 9:00 am

Unlike with every other BBC period drama series these days, I didn’t have to sit through Small Axe: Mangrove grumbling…

The Crown's depiction of Thatcher is grotesque

22 November 2020 6:31 pm

My favourite The Crown blooper so far was the one recently spotted by a Telegraph reader: ‘As Head of the…

Did any of this actually happen? The Crown, season four, reviewed

14 November 2020 9:00 am

‘We have to stop it now!’ says Princess Margaret (Helena Bonham Carter), smoking another cigarette, obviously. She’s talking about the…

Has Spitting Image ever been funny?

31 October 2020 9:00 am

Thank you, Spitting Image, for the nostalgia trip! Your new series on BritBox has rekindled with almost Proustian fidelity those…

Is AppleTV's Tehran the new Fauda?

17 October 2020 9:00 am

If you love Fauda — and of course you do — you’re in for a long wait for season four,…

Sick, puerile, inappropriate and delicious: Amazon Prime's The Boys reviewed

3 October 2020 9:00 am

There’s a delicious scene in the new season of Amazon’s superheroes-gone-bad series The Boys. The chief superhero Homelander (Antony Starr)…

The TV we feared they’d never dare make any more: The Singapore Grip reviewed

19 September 2020 9:00 am

‘Art is dead,’ declared Mark Steyn recently. He was referring to the new rules — copied from the Baftas —…

A sadistic delight: World’s Toughest Race – Eco-Challenge Fiji reviewed

5 September 2020 9:00 am

Few things better capture the crazed cognitive dissonance of our age than this: that while we cower behind masks for…

The joy of an illegal rave

22 August 2020 9:00 am

Every time I read that Britain’s anti-coronavirus measures are being jeopardised by a ‘small minority of senseless individuals’ holding illegal…

Ludicrous – and the makers know it: Sky One's Prodigal Son reviewed

22 August 2020 9:00 am

‘By the way, my name is Max. I take care of them, which ain’t easy, because their hobby is murder.’…

Lockdown notes

15 August 2020 9:00 am

A good war Who could ever have imagined that the greatest act of rebellion in the second decade of the…

The only things left worth watching on the BBC are foreign buy-ins like The Last Wave

8 August 2020 9:00 am

Soon, very soon now — even sooner than I imagined, if A Suitable Boy turns out to be as lacklustre…

Why I love French telly

25 July 2020 9:00 am

There’s a scene in the French espionage series The Bureau — about the DGSE, France’s equivalent of the CIA or…

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Trump shouldn’t wear a mask

22 July 2020 4:53 am

Next time Donald Trump poses for a photo call in one of those ridiculous, unnecessary and completely off-brand face masks,…

Pure poison: BBC1’s Talking Heads reviewed

27 June 2020 9:00 am

The big mistake people make with Alan Bennett is to conflate him with his fellow Yorkshireman David Hockney. But whereas…

Dystopian notes

20 June 2020 9:00 am

Albion is toast Australia: will you take me? You’ve always been high on my list of escape destinations when everything…

Jeffrey Epstein really was a streak of slime

13 June 2020 9:00 am

Did Jeffrey Epstein kill himself or was he murdered — and frankly who cares? Actually, having watched the four-part Netflix…