James Delingpole James Delingpole

Why I love French telly

Unlike the British, the French remain defiantly, unapologetically proud of their culture

Mathieu Kassovitz as hero Guillaume in Amazon Prime's The Bureau

There’s a scene in the French espionage series The Bureau — about the DGSE, France’s equivalent of the CIA or MI6 —where one of the characters loses a limb while on active service. ‘Excellent,’ jokes the station boss on his return. ‘This will greatly improve our diversity quota for disabled employees.’

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