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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

A Christmas Carol, BBC One review – Dickens classic recast as gruelling horror story

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The Brexit Storm Continues: Laura Kuenssberg's Inside Story, BBC Two review - rehashed political history fails to set pulses racing

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Charles I: Killing a King, BBC Four review - sad stories of the death of kings

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Sons of Denmark review - political thriller stirs cauldron of hot-button issues

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Traces, Alibi review - pedigree cast battles implausible plot

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How They Built the Titanic, Channel 5 review - the great liner revisited again, but why now?

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Giri/Haji, Series Finale, BBC Two review - a thriller, but much more besides

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The Family Secret, Channel 4 review - lives destroyed by historic sexual abuse

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Takaya: Lone Wolf, BBC Four review - enigmatic predator baffles boffins

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Tutankhamun with Dan Snow, Channel 5 review - too many presenters spoil Egyptian boy-king doc

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8 Days, Sky Atlantic review - could armageddon really be this boring?

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The Sinner, Series 2, BBC Four review - a white-knuckle ride into spiritual darkness

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21 Bridges review - police corruption thriller sets a cracking pace

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Greg Davies: Looking for Kes, BBC Four review - touching insights into the story of Barnsley boy Billy Casper

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The Crown, Series 3, Netflix review - if you want binge TV, there's none finer

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Gold Digger, BBC One review - Julia Ormond tackles those mid-life blues

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Blu Ray / DVD: The Elephant Man

David Lynch’s second feature, his only period movie, is as good as anything else he has ever done, building on the claustrophobia of his first,...

Reissue CDs Weekly: Hangman’s Beautiful Daughters

A raga-rock circularity. Finger cymbals. A distant, etiolated female vocal. A fuggy atmosphere. A kinship with Jefferson Airplane’s “Come Up The...

One Man, Two Guvnors, National Theatre at Home review – blis...

Armchair theatre-lovers rejoice. During the lockdown, the...

The Platform review - timely, violent and effective

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Album: Pokey LaFarge, Rock Bottom Rhapsody - a gourmet gumbo

Talk about a great big melting pot! The eighth studio album by the man born 36 ago as Andrew Heissler in Bloomington, Indiana, and known to the...

Lazy Susan, Soho Theatre On Demand review - sketch duo'...

You may have seen Lazy Susan's excellent BBC pilot last year; now a series has been commissioned from Freya Parker and Celeste Dring so we can...

ReMastered: Tricky Dicky and the Man in Black, Netflix revie...

Netflix’s ReMastered series is one of the streaming channel’s undersung gems. Launching in 2018, when Tricky Dick and the Man in...

The Turn of the Screw, Opera North, OperaVision review - cla...

Feeling stir-crazy right now? Imagine being confined to one room with a half-crazed housekeeper, two dysfunctional kids and two increasingly...

Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema, BBC Four review - the...

Mirrors and windows, looking at ourselves or out into the world, reflecting the culture or making it: compare and contrast. This was the...