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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

Women at War, Netflix review - contrasting stories entwine during the chaos of World War One

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Stewart, Sky Documentaries review - touching and insightful portrait of Scottish race ace

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Happy Valley, Series 3, BBC One review - tension mounts as the Yorkshire crime drama approaches its conclusion

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Stonehouse, ITV review - history repeats itself as farce

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Doc Martin Christmas Special, ITV review - Santa comes to Portwenn as the final curtain falls

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All Creatures Great and Small Christmas Special, Channel 5 review - life during wartime with the Yorkshire vets

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Wildcat review - damaged war veteran reborn in the Peruvian jungle

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Adam Sweeting's Top 10 Films of 2022

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Harry & Meghan, Netflix review - at home with the Harkles

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George & Tammy, Paramount+ review - alcohol, violence and heartache in Nashville

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Tokyo Vice, BBC One review - murder, extortion and corruption in the Japanese capital

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1899, Netflix review - Atlantic voyage turns into cosmic nightmare

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The English, BBC Two review - Emily Blunt's date with destiny on the prairies

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The Crown, Season 5, Netflix review - is the royal epic outstaying its welcome?

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SAS Rogue Heroes, BBC One review - rock'n'roll desert warfare from the pen of Steven Knight

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The Banshees of Inisherin review - stellar turns from Brendan Gleason and Colin Farrell

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Two Billion Beats, Orange Tree Theatre review - lively, but...

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January review - the end is nigh in vampirised Bulgaria

At their best, horror movies reflect destabilisation caused by cracks in the social fabric. The crack indicated in the documentarist Andrey...

Album: Lisa O'Neill - All of This Is Chance

Lisa O’Neill is a part of the new wave of Irish contemporary folk artists, one that encompasses the likes of Lankum, Ye Vagabonds...

Leonskaja, Staatskapelle Streichquartett, Wigmore Hall / Sec...

It’s dangerous to claim a sense of absolute rightness about a musical performance; that could mean no more than responding to an interpretation...

Othello, Lyric Hammersmith review - Frantic Assembly's...

Frantic Assembly’s Othello, originally co-developed with the Lyric in 2008, is back in its third iteration, and it’s still not...

Blu-ray: The War Trilogy - Three Films by Andrzej Wajda

Watching these harrowing films in rapid succession allows us to watch a great...

Ólafsson, LPO, Gardner, RFH review - spirit of delight

This concert was advertised as the completion of an Elgar symphony cycle, though in the absence of the reconstructed Third, that meant the second...

Sound of the Underground, Royal Court review - loud and triu...

Ever been to a queer club? You know, drag cabaret night at Madame Jojo’s, or the Black Cap or Her Upstairs. No? Well, not to worry – the...

Gerhardt, BBC Philharmonic, Gernon, Bridgewater Hall, Manche...

Ben Gernon’s calm and clear way of conducting an orchestra (something he once told me he’d observed in the work of his mentor, Colin Davis) is...

Album: Robert Forster - The Candle and the Flame

Reflections on how the past relates to now suffuse The Candle and the Flame. The album’s closing track is “When I Was a Young Man.” When...