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adam sweeting

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Bio
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

Williams review - much more than a film about motor racing

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The Handmaid's Tale, Series 1 finale, Channel 4 review - exquisite to look at but glacially slow

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The Wall review - action undercut by too much talk

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Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, ITV review – intimate revelations from William and Harry

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Fearless, Series Finale, ITV review - big build-up to an anticlimax

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Game of Thrones, Series 7, Sky Atlantic review – slow, but it's just the beginning

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War for the Planet of the Apes review – long on budget, short on ideas

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Steve Winwood, Eventim Apollo review - multi-talented performer redesigns his back catalogue

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Spider-Man: Homecoming review - fresh, funny version of the arachnid avenger

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Melvyn Bragg on TV, BBC Two review – too many talking heads, too little action

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Sudan: The Last of the Rhinos, BBC Two review - requiem for disappearing wildlife

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Bat Out of Hell, Coliseum review - Jim Steinman's rockin' dystopia hits the stage

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Chance, Universal review – Hugh Laurie is reborn as a film-noir shrink

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Ripper Street, BBC Two, Series 5 review – apocalypse looms in Victorian Whitechapel

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Whitney: Can I Be Me review - tragic account of superstar who fell to earth

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Poldark, Series 3, BBC One review - tempestuous passions and pantomime villains ride again

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