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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

Prehistoric Planet, Apple TV+ review - David Attenborough presents life on earth, 66 million years ago

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Das Boot, Series 3, Sky Atlantic review - submarine warfare finds new horizons

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Top Gun: Maverick review - Tom Cruise defies age and gravity

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The Essex Serpent, Apple TV+ review - tradition and superstition versus the march of progress

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The Staircase, NOW review - addictive dramatisation of real-life murder investigation

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DI Ray, ITV review - Parminder Nagra battles killer gangs and cultural stereotypes

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Downton Abbey: A New Era review - will we ever see its like again?

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Life After Life, BBC Two review - déjà vu all over again

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Ennio review - sprawling biog of the maestro of movie music

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Anatomy of a Scandal, Netflix review - sex, sexism and the abuse of power

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Operation Mincemeat review - Colin Firth and co practise the fine art of deception

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Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle review - three decades of hell in the Pacific

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Hacks, Prime Video review - what's so funny about a career in comedy?

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Thatcher & Reagan: A Very Special Relationship, BBC Two review - when the Iron Lady met the Cowboy President

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Bridgerton, Season 2, Netflix review - power politics and love triangles as Regency fantasy returns

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The Last Kingdom, Season 5, Netflix review - Danes-and-Saxons saga hurtles towards an epic climax

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Cable Street, Southwark Playhouse review - engaging new musi...

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Out of Season, Hampstead Theatre review - banter as bullying

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Album: Yard Act - Where's My Utopia?

The best popular music tunes into the zeitgeist. It can reflect cultural currents, encourage them, or enable the public to turn away and...

'Migrations' String Quartet Weekend, National Conc...

It was chance that the National Concert Hall’s weekend of quartet events featuring responses to war and refugees should coincide with the second...

Drive to Survive, Season 6, Netflix review - F1 documentary...

When the first season of Drive to Survive launched on Netflix in 2019, it was greeted with suspicion by some in the Formula One paddock....

Shifters, Bush Theatre review - love will tear us apart agai...

For the past ten years, Black-British playwrights have been in the vanguard of innovation in the form and content of new writing. I’m thinking not...

Così fan tutte, Welsh National Opera review - relevance redu...

We can’t do without Così fan tutte; it’s an irresistible masterpiece. But it’s a thorn in the flesh of modern directors, who...

Driving Mum review - a dark comedy that has you laughing out...

Hilmar Oddsson’s award-winning film Driving Mum is pitch-perfect. Jon has spent the last 30 years looking after his domineering mother....