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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

Chloe, BBC One review - good start, weak finish

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Inventing Anna, Netflix review - fake heiress saga outstays its welcome

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Here Before review - family values under supernatural pressure

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The Real Charlie Chaplin review - not as revealing as its title suggests

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Pam & Tommy, Disney+ review - the infamous sex tape that went global

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Belfast review - coming of age amid the terror of the Troubles

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The Teacher, Channel 5 review - inappropriate behaviour in the school environment

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The Responder, BBC One review - the loneliness of the long-distance copper

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Long Promised Road review - another attempt to probe the fragile genius of Brian Wilson

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Nightmare Alley review - a dazzling trip through a heart of darkness

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Munich: The Edge of War review - Jeremy Irons excels in a revisionist portrait of Neville Chamberlain

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Rules of the Game, BBC One review - feminist workplace drama topples into farce

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Witch Hunt, All 4 review - dark deeds and dirty money

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The Tourist, BBC One review - gripping Outback thriller from the Williams brothers

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A Very British Scandal, BBC One review - the wild life and times of the Duchess of Argyll

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The Amazing Mr Blunden, Sky Max / The Mezzotint, BBC Two reviews - blundering Blunden eclipsed by M R James

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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...