sat 21/05/2022

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

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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Why Didn't They Ask Evans?, BritBox review - a feast of murder, deception, misleading identities and forgery

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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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Hive review - how a group of Kosovan widows rebuilt their lives

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My Fair Lady, London Coliseum review - tasteful revival powe...

First staged in 2018, Bartlett Sher’s Lincoln Center Theater production of My Fair Lady is London’s latest import from...

Benediction review - the world's worst wounds

Terence Davies’s Benediction is a haunting but uneven biopic of the...

Album: Harry Styles - Harry's House

Harry Styles’ previous two albums sounded like someone rifling pleasantly through the history of...

MØ, Heaven, London review - snappy, sexy and energised

“I live to survive another heartache/I live to survive another mistake,” roars a sold-out Heaven. It’s a new song but everyone seems to know it....

'How that music was created remains to me a complete my...

It has been a difficult couple of years for us in the world of opera, losing several of our most respected and admired colleagues who have...

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

Only 36 years later, Tom Cruise is back with his eagerly-awaited Top Gun sequel (it was delayed a couple of years by Covid), and there...

The Father and the Assassin, National Theatre review - Gandh...

The young Indian man stepping towards us on the vast Olivier stage is unremarkable enough, slight and boyish in manner. When he speaks he is...

Album: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Dirt Does Dylan

I have to confess, it’s a long time since I’ve thought about the Nitty Gritty Dirty Band and a new...

I Get Knocked Down, Brighton Festival review - Chumbawamba s...

One effect of the film I Get Knocked Down, a playfully constructed journey around the life of Chumbawamba vocalist Dunstan Bruce, is to...

Berrut, ECO, Guzzo, Cadogan Hall review - Schubert with a sm...

I came for the Schubert and it didn’t disappoint. Which was...