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adam sweeting

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Former features editor of Melody Maker, Adam has written on rock, classical music and television for the Guardian, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, Independent on Sunday, Uncut, Classic FM and Gramophone, and on motor-racing for Motorsport. He co-founded The Virtual Television Company, which made Mr Rock'n'Roll (Channel 4), Pavarotti: The Last Tenor (BBC2 Arena) and Imagine - Nigel Kennedy (BBC One)

Articles By Adam Sweeting

Williams review - much more than a film about motor racing

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The Handmaid's Tale, Series 1 finale, Channel 4 review - exquisite to look at but glacially slow

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The Wall review - action undercut by too much talk

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Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, ITV review – intimate revelations from William and Harry

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Fearless, Series Finale, ITV review - big build-up to an anticlimax

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Game of Thrones, Series 7, Sky Atlantic review – slow, but it's just the beginning

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War for the Planet of the Apes review – long on budget, short on ideas

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Steve Winwood, Eventim Apollo review - multi-talented performer redesigns his back catalogue

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Spider-Man: Homecoming review - fresh, funny version of the arachnid avenger

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Melvyn Bragg on TV, BBC Two review – too many talking heads, too little action

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Sudan: The Last of the Rhinos, BBC Two review - requiem for disappearing wildlife

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Bat Out of Hell, Coliseum review - Jim Steinman's rockin' dystopia hits the stage

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Chance, Universal review – Hugh Laurie is reborn as a film-noir shrink

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Ripper Street, BBC Two, Series 5 review – apocalypse looms in Victorian Whitechapel

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Whitney: Can I Be Me review - tragic account of superstar who fell to earth

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Poldark, Series 3, BBC One review - tempestuous passions and pantomime villains ride again

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CD: Dälek - Endangered Philosophies

One of the stranger things about popular music is how unwilling most are to crossbreed and experiment. Surely that’s where the real kicks are?...

theartsdesk Q&A: Composer Nitin Sawhney

Composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Nitin Sawhney is one of Britain’s most diverse and original creative talents. Having...

Proms 47, 48 & 49 review: Reformation Day - superlative...

Reformation Day, Luther 500 - in Proms terms it can only mean...

Edinburgh Festival and Fringe 2017 reviews round-up

Wondering what on earth to choose between as you tramp the streets of the festival? These are our highlights so far.

STANDUP...

Edinburgh Festival 2017 review: Verdi's Macbeth - exhil...

Skeletal horses; piles of newborn babies smothered in a bloody sheet; a whole garden centre of prickly pears. There’s no denying that Italian...

The State, Channel 4 review - dishonest portrait of British...

It’s a burning question of western civilisation: what persuades young people brought up among us to walk out on their lives and join the cult of...

The Best Albums of 2017

Disc of the Day reviews new albums, week in, week out, all year. Below are the albums that our writers gave five stars (listed at...

The Best Plays in London

London is the theatre capital of the world, with more than 50 playhouses offering theatrical entertainment. From the mighty National Theatre to...

Edinburgh Fringe 2017 reviews: Ingrid Oliver / Darren Harrio...

Ingrid Oliver ★★★★ 

Ingrid Oliver is an old Edinburgh hand as one half of the sketch duo Watson and Oliver, but this...

CD: Iron and Wine - Beast Epic

Iron and Wine’s songs sweet melancholy songs are instantly recognisable, as if their principal author Sam Beam inhabited a parallel universe of...