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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

The Heist Before Christmas, Sky Max review - the Santa Claus wars

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Blood Coast, Netflix review - mayhem in Marseille

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Vigil, Series 2, BBC One review - DCI Silva swaps a submarine for deadly drones

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Kin, BBC One review - in Dublin's not-so-fair city

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Boat Story, BBC One review - once upon a time in Yorkshire

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Napoleon review - Sir Ridley Scott's historical epic is wide but not deep

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Brawn: The Impossible Formula 1 Story, Disney+ review - classic underdog tale of the little team that could

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Shetland, Series 8, BBC One review - same place but a different programme

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Robbie Williams, Netflix review - tormented superstar bares his soul

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Fellow Travellers, Paramount+ review - four-decade saga of power, politics and gay love

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Rock Hudson: All That Heaven Allowed review - the closeted life of a Hollywood great

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London Film Festival 2023 - movies in a musical vein

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Frasier, Paramount+ review - he's back! But should he be?

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Reckoning with the Jimmy Savile legacy - Steve Coogan stars in BBC One's four-part 'factual drama'

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BlackBerry review - the nerds versus The Man

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The Continental, Prime Video - welcome to the expanding John Wick universe

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ll Segreto di Susanna/Pagliacci, Opera Holland Park review...

Could “Cav and Pag” give way to “Sue and Pag”? As a double-bill partner for Leoncavallo’s backstage shocker Pagliacci, Opera Holland Park...

Claire Messud: This Strange Eventful History review - home i...

Claire Messud’s This Strange Eventful History is personal: a novel, that is, strangely inflected by autobiography, a...

theartsdesk at the Pärnu Music Festival 2024 - youth, experi...

"The world meets in Pärnu", slogan for the 14th festival in Estonia's summer seaside capital, has held good ever since...

Album: Lava La Rue - Starface

Two of the biggest trends in 21st century pop culture today have been “poptimism” – broadly, the idea that...

The Jetty, BBC One review - lowlife in a Northern town

Jenna Coleman seems to pick her roles with care, whether it’s Queen Victoria, the girlfriend of mass murderer Charles Sobhraj in The Serpent...

Hannah Berner, Netflix Special - sex, politics and relations...

Hannah Berner isn't a big name in stand-up (yet), but she's well known enough in the United States to have come to Netflix's attention. Her fame...

Bill Viola (1951-2024) - a personal tribute

The artist Bill Viola died, after a long illness, early in the morning of Friday 12 July. I had the privilege of getting to know him while making...

Album: The Raveonettes - Sing…

Indie rock duo the Raveonettes add an ethereal touch to 10 popular songs in their latest album, made up entirely of covers. Sing…, which...

First Person: trans opera singer Lucia Lucas on Tippett’s...

Until last week, Tippett’s New Year had not been staged since 1990, probably because it’s considered very hard to produce. I think it is...

More Than One Story review - nine helpings of provocative po...

A stark end-title at the end of this collection of short films sums up the dire situation the UK is in: one in five people,14 million...