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.
Russell T Davies on returning to Doctor Who, queer representation and 'maddest' episodes yet
Russell T Davies
TV

Russell T Davies on returning to Doctor Who, queer representation and 'maddest' episodes yet

Marc Bolan: AngelHeaded Hipster doc shows how manic pixie dream boy inspired Nick Cave, U2 and more
Marc Bolan playing guitar in a field
Metal Guru

Marc Bolan: AngelHeaded Hipster doc shows how manic pixie dream boy inspired Nick Cave, U2 and more

Richard Hawley: 'Thatcher defined my youth. She gave us something to fight against'
Richard Hawley
Letter to my younger self

Richard Hawley: 'Thatcher defined my youth. She gave us something to fight against'

The Newsreader star Anna Torv on how hit drama explores journalistic ethics in changing times
Anna Torv in The Newsreader on BBC2
TV

The Newsreader star Anna Torv on how hit drama explores journalistic ethics in changing times

Richard Hawley: 'Thatcher's Britain was a time of fear. If you were northern, you were f**ked'
Richard Hawley walking on the beach in his coat
Music

Richard Hawley: 'Thatcher's Britain was a time of fear. If you were northern, you were f**ked'

Russell T Davies' classic picks from the Whoniverse as Doctor Who episodes land on iPlayer
All the lead actors from Doctor Who - as classic episodes arrive in The Whoniverse on BBC iPlayer
TV

Russell T Davies' classic picks from the Whoniverse as Doctor Who episodes land on iPlayer

Time season 2 star Jodie Whittaker: 'People are leaving prison and they're being given a tent'
Jodie Whittaker in Time
Interview

Time season 2 star Jodie Whittaker: 'People are leaving prison and they're being given a tent'

Time star Jodie Whittaker slams prison service for failing women: 'Surely there's a better system'
Jodie Whittaker stars in BBC1's Time
Interview

Time star Jodie Whittaker slams prison service for failing women: 'Surely there's a better system'

Soul II Soul's Jazzie B: 'As a kid, I was always in Finsbury Park. Now I’ve got a statue there'
Jazzie B in a black hat
Letter to my younger self

Soul II Soul's Jazzie B: 'As a kid, I was always in Finsbury Park. Now I’ve got a statue there'

The Great Amazon Heist: New doc exposes inconvenient truths about world’s biggest online retailer
Documentary maker Oobah Butler in Channel 4's The Great Amazon Heist.
Documentary

The Great Amazon Heist: New doc exposes inconvenient truths about world’s biggest online retailer

Soul II Soul's Jazzie B: 'By 16, I had already been stopped by the police 10 times'
Jazzie B from Soul II Soul
Race

Soul II Soul's Jazzie B: 'By 16, I had already been stopped by the police 10 times'

Interview with the Vampire star Jacob Anderson on Game of Thrones, racism and living forever
Jacob Anderson as Louis de Pont Du Lac in Interview With The Vampire. Image: BBC / AMC
Interview with the Vampire

Interview with the Vampire star Jacob Anderson on Game of Thrones, racism and living forever