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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

Shetland, Series 8, BBC One review - same place but a different programme

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Robbie Williams, Netflix review - tormented superstar bares his soul

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Fellow Travellers, Paramount+ review - four-decade saga of power, politics and gay love

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Rock Hudson: All That Heaven Allowed review - the closeted life of a Hollywood great

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London Film Festival 2023 - movies in a musical vein

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Frasier, Paramount+ review - he's back! But should he be?

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Reckoning with the Jimmy Savile legacy - Steve Coogan stars in BBC One's four-part 'factual drama'

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BlackBerry review - the nerds versus The Man

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The Continental, Prime Video - welcome to the expanding John Wick universe

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Expend4bles review - last ride for the over-the-hill gang?

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Top Boy, Season 5, Netflix review - grime and punishment

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AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T Rex review - musical doc falls between two stools

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Who Is Erin Carter?, Netflix review - secrets and ultra-violence under the Catalan sun

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The Following Events Are Based on a Pack of Lies, BBC One - deliciously bingeable drama from the Skinner sisters

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Harlan Coben's Shelter, Prime Video review - what the hell is going on in Kasselton, New Jersey?

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Only Murders in the Building, Disney+ review - this comedy crime drama is a class act

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Music Reissues Weekly: The Cryin’ Shames - Please Stay, Do T...

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The Exorcism review - salvaged horror movie is a diabolical...

Helpfully, this is a film that reviews itself. Like it says on the posters, “They were making a cursed movie. They were warned not to. They should...

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When Zara McFarlane sang the National Anthem at this year’s FA Cup Final, it served as a reminder of quite how adaptable she is, how suited so...

Green Border review - Europe's baleful boundary

We’re used to dabs of colour splashing briefly across black-and-white movies – Spielberg’s Schindler’s List or Coppola’s Rumble Fish...

Rain Parade, 229 review - the Paisley Underground perennials...

It kicks off with “No Easy Way Down.” First released on 1984’s mini-LP Explosions in the Glass Palace, it was an instant benchmark by...

The Bounds, Royal Court review - soccer play scores badly

Every day this week I’m watching a football match, and now – after April’s production of Lydia Higman, Julia Grogan and Rachel Lemon’s Gunter...

Album: Wytch Pycknyck - Wytch Pycknyck

Out on the perimeters where there are no stars, in a void full of bong-smoke and synesthetic noise… there, in a greasy biker hovel full of...

The Bikeriders review - beer, brawls and Harley-Davidsons

The best-known book about motorcycle gangs is Hunter S Thompson’s Hell’s Angels, a classic foundational text of the so-called “New...