Culture

The best geopolitical podcasts to listen to during lockdown

From North Korea to the Middle East, go behind the headlines with the experts.

10 Nov 2020

Your ultimate lockdown film guide

From cult classics to undiscovered series, here’s what to watch during your month in.

7 Nov 2020

November 9th: Which royal diamond is the largest ever found?

Spectator Life’s weekly dose of lockdown trivia.

7 Nov 2020

10 films about confinement

Glean some lockdown survival tips from the movies.

6 Nov 2020

A handy guide to the Covid jobs plan

It’s Rishi to the rescue.

6 Nov 2020

The 10 best films about elections

Cinema loves nothing more than a high stakes contest.

4 Nov 2020

The best films starring Helena Bonham Carter

As we await her reprisal of Princess Margaret in The Crown, here’s a look at her most iconic roles.

3 Nov 2020

The problem with leaving London

The capital is never the same again once you leave it behind.

30 Oct 2020

Seven films for libertarians

Tinseltown is known for its liberal left politics but these classics buck the trend.

30 Oct 2020

10 films to help you celebrate Hallowquarantine

October 31st brings Halloween 2020 but after a year like this, the idea of a single day dedicated to unrelenting…

28 Oct 2020

The best Scandi Noir to watch this winter

The nordic talent for chilling crime thrillers shows no sign of waning.

28 Oct 2020

The most suspenseful scenes in cinema

Relive the movies that had audiences on the edge of their seats.

27 Oct 2020

October 30th: Why is this former Arsenal goalkeeper’s middle name Primrose?

Your weekly dose of topical trivia from Spectator Life

24 Oct 2020

Word of the week: Firebreak

Mark Drakeford thought long and hard about what to call the Welsh lockdown…

23 Oct 2020

10 films featuring iconic debates

Indulge in some on-screen sparring ahead of the second presidential debate.

22 Oct 2020

Has Covid killed off casual church goers like me?

Booking a space on a pew could be the final straw.

22 Oct 2020

Ten Daphne du Maurier adaptations to watch after Rebecca

du Maurier’s best novels seem tailor-made for the screen.

21 Oct 2020

10 films featuring Daniel Craig

As we await the arrival of the new James Bond film, why not watch one of these other Craig classics?

20 Oct 2020

Seven poetry collections every child should read

A novel is like a long, warm drink, but a poem is a spike through the head

19 Oct 2020

October 20th: What did Beatles fans steal from Paul McCartney’s girlfriend?

Your weekly dose of topical trivia from Spectator Life

17 Oct 2020

Six detective films to watch this weekend

The classic who-dunnit formula never gets tired.

16 Oct 2020

Ten films about winter

There’s something comforting about sitting at home in the warm and watching a film about chillier climes.

14 Oct 2020

The Great Covid Quiz

From the comfort of your own home, you can take part in The Great Covid Quiz and win! The government…

9 Oct 2020

Cinema’s most iconic shoot-outs

Ever since one of the first films ever made, 1903’s The Great Train Robbery, ended with the image of a…

8 Oct 2020

The best crime fiction to read this autumn

From suspense to plot twists – these five reads deliver it all.

8 Oct 2020

The best films about coups d’état

As these films show, overthrowing the government is no mean feat.

6 Oct 2020