Adrian Lobb
Adrian Lobb
Adrian has written for The Big Issue since 2012, as a freelance and now as TV Editor, having made his debut with an exclusive Benedict Cumberbatch cover story. It has not, he insists, been all downhill ever since. He specialises in writing about television and the cultural / social importance of the arts, as well as music, film, homelessness, politics and much more. He has interviewed all the actors, many of the directors, some of the musicians and quite a few of the politicians. He was lucky enough to spend a week with Mark Hamill back in 2016 as the Star Wars legend interviewed Ray and Dave Davies from The Kinks for The Big Issue, joined Two-Tone heroes The Specials as they revisited the site of the video shoot for Ghost Town, dropped an entire cup of tea all over Ralph Fiennes during an interview, quizzed Billie Jean King about tennis and politics, talked Brexit with Danny Dyer and has spoken to every Doctor Who lead actor since the show's return in 2005. He has been a journalist since 2000 and among many others has written for the Guardian, Four Four Two, TV Times, the Quietus, the Mirror and TV Choice. He is also a keen runner, having completed three marathons (so far), and is a trustee of The Running Charity, which works through mentoring and fitness training with young people experiencing homelessness.
Junker Jane brings the 'creep factor' to reclaimed art
strange dolls by artist Junker Jane
artist profile

Junker Jane brings the 'creep factor' to reclaimed art

Peter Crouch: 'Being tall was my superpower'
Peter Crouch at Anfield
Letter to my Younger Self

Peter Crouch: 'Being tall was my superpower'

Dolly Parton: 'I'm not an activist. I'm not a feminist. I'm not any of that and yet I'm all of that'
Dolly Parton playing an electric guitar
preview

Dolly Parton: 'I'm not an activist. I'm not a feminist. I'm not any of that and yet I'm all of that'

George Michael's incredible generosity went far beyond Band Aid
George Michael onstage in 2011
George Michael

George Michael's incredible generosity went far beyond Band Aid

Peter Crouch: 'It felt like the whole world was ridiculing me'
Peter Crouch
documentary

Peter Crouch: 'It felt like the whole world was ridiculing me'

Chi-chi Nwanoku: 'It should not be a novelty that there's more than one Black face on stage'
Chi-chi Nwanoku CBE.
Letter To My Younger Self

Chi-chi Nwanoku: 'It should not be a novelty that there's more than one Black face on stage'

Chi-chi Nwanoku: 'I was not interested in just playing music by our dead white friends'
Chi-chi Nwanoku
Music

Chi-chi Nwanoku: 'I was not interested in just playing music by our dead white friends'

Robert Carlyle interview: 'The Full Monty is highly political'
Robert Carlyle
Miniseries

Robert Carlyle interview: 'The Full Monty is highly political'

Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders on their Sheffield shows: ‘It feels like a victory lap’
Matt Helders, Arctic Monkeys drummer
Arctic Monkeys x Big Issue

Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders on their Sheffield shows: ‘It feels like a victory lap’

From benefits cruelty to child hunger, The Full Monty shows a welfare system stripped bare
Robert Carlyle as Gaz in The Full Monty carrying a mattress
TV

From benefits cruelty to child hunger, The Full Monty shows a welfare system stripped bare

Robert Carlyle says the UK has had enough of the Tories as The Full Monty arrives on Disney+
Robert Carlyle
Politics

Robert Carlyle says the UK has had enough of the Tories as The Full Monty arrives on Disney+

The Little Mermaid modernises the story by going back to the 1837 original, says director Rob Marshall
Halle Bailey as Ariel in The Little Mermaid
Film

The Little Mermaid modernises the story by going back to the 1837 original, says director Rob Marshall