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.
Boiling Point director Philip Barantini on Stephen Graham, stress and 'making a bit of dinner'
Carly in Boiling Point
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Boiling Point director Philip Barantini on Stephen Graham, stress and 'making a bit of dinner'

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David Olusoga
Letter to my younger self

TV historian David Olusoga: 'My family were driven from our home by the National Front'

Artist Sarah Lucas on tits, making something out of nothing and 'living in quite terrible times'
Artist Sarah Lucas
Art

Artist Sarah Lucas on tits, making something out of nothing and 'living in quite terrible times'

Historian David Olusoga explains why breakdown of social mobility is one of UK's biggest issues
David Olusoga at the derelict former Ravenscraig steelworks site in Motherwell
Social mobility

Historian David Olusoga explains why breakdown of social mobility is one of UK's biggest issues

More powerful together: the authentic experiences behind Ken Loach’s new film
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More powerful together: the authentic experiences behind Ken Loach’s new film

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Chris Packham
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Chris Packham: Is it Time To Break The Law? is a vital, soul-searching documentary on activism

The Old Oak: Director Ken Loach and writer Paul Laverty on changing the conversation and challenging cruelty
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The Old Oak: Director Ken Loach and writer Paul Laverty on changing the conversation and challenging cruelty

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Beverley Knight, UK soul singer
Letter to my Younger Self

Beverley Knight: 'My young black skin was politicised the day I was born'

Paul Simon unveils surprise collaboration with artist Charlie Mackesy: 'It's nice to make a friend this way'
Music

Paul Simon unveils surprise collaboration with artist Charlie Mackesy: 'It's nice to make a friend this way'

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Interview

Comedian Mawaan Rizwan is 'having the most joyful time' with brilliant new sitcom Juice

The Woman In The Wall: What is the true story of Ireland's Magdalene Laundries?
A woman lies on the road in a nightgown surrounded by cows
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The Woman In The Wall: What is the true story of Ireland's Magdalene Laundries?

This ambitious multi-location production of The Odyssey has created community theatre on the grandest scale
The company of The Odyssey in rehearsals. Credit: National Theatre © Joseph Lynn
theatre and community

This ambitious multi-location production of The Odyssey has created community theatre on the grandest scale