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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

The Girl Before, BBC One review - high-tech dream home contains many a heartache

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Landscapers, Sky Atlantic review - Olivia Colman and David Thewlis star as a pair of convicted killers

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You Don't Know Me, BBC One review - true love meets inner-city crime wave

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Hellbound, Netflix review - supernatural assassins usher in an age of terror

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The Unforgivable review - Sandra Bullock gets stuck in a doom-struck rut

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The Beatles: Get Back, Disney+ review - 1969 revisited in Peter Jackson's three-part documentary

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Dopesick, Disney+ review - the harrowing inside story of America's OxyContin scandal

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Bruised review - Halle Berry takes the blows and does it her way

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Showtrial, BBC One review - drama a cut above the rest

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Dalgliesh, Channel 5 review - doleful detective fails to fire on all cylinders

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Temple, Series 2, Sky Max review - more calamitous adventures of rogue surgeon Daniel Milton

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Shetland, Series 6, BBC One review - too many cooks and too many crooks

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Invasion, Apple TV+ review - sci-fi epic or a pile of space junk?

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All Creatures Great and Small, Series 2, Channel 5 review - familiar formula continues to satisfy

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Squid Game, Netflix review - murderous game show hits the ratings jackpot

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The Starling, Netflix review - a slender idea unsatisfyingly executed

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Ridout, Włoszczowska, Crawford, Lai, Posner, Wigmore Hall re...

Advice to young musicians, as given at several “how to market your career” seminars: don’t begin a biography with “one of the finest xxxs of his/...

Stephen review - a breathtakingly good first feature by a mu...

Stephen is the first feature film by multi-media artist Melanie Manchot and it’s the best debut film I’ve seen since Steve McQueen’s ...

Album: Mdou Moctar - Funeral for Justice

Despite its title, Mdou Moctar’s new album is no slow-paced mournful dirge. In fact, it is louder, faster and more overtly political than any of...

Blue Lights Series 2, BBC One review - still our best cop sh...

The first season of Blue Nights was so close to ...

Sabine Devieilhe, Mathieu Pordoy, Wigmore Hall review - ench...

Sabine Devieilhe, as with many other great sopranos, elicits much fan worship, with no less than three encores at her recent Wigmore Hall recital...

Jonn Elledge: A History of the World in 47 Borders review -...

In A History of the World in 47 Borders, Jonn Elledge takes an ostensibly dry subject – how maps and boundaries have shaped our world –...

DVD/Blu-Ray: Priscilla

There’s a scene in Priscilla where Elvis stands above his wife, who is scrambling to put her clothes in a suitcase. Priscilla has just...

Špaček, BBC Philharmonic, Bihlmaier, Bridgewater Hall, Manch...

Billed as a “Viennese Whirl”, this programme showed that there are different kinds of music that may be known to the orchestral canon as coming...

Banging Denmark, Finborough Theatre review - lively but conf...

What would happen if a notorious misogynist actually fell in love? With a glacial Danish librarian? And decided his best means of...

Album: Fred Hersch - Silent, Listening

The previous solo piano solo album from Fred Hersch, one of the world’s great...