James Rampton was a staff feature writer on the Independent for a decade. A freelance for the last two decades, he has written regular travel features for the Daily Telegraph, the Independent, the i, the Saturday Express magazine, the Daily Mail, the Mail on Sunday, the Sunday Post and the Scotsman magazine. In addition, he has written twelve books. He is also a regular newspaper reviewer for the BBC News Channel, as well as chairing Q and As for Bafta, the BFI and the BBC.