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.
Fifteen-Love's Ella Lily Hyland: 'I'm interested to tell the stories of working-class Ireland'
A boy and a girl sit on a rock beside a surfboard
Interview

Fifteen-Love's Ella Lily Hyland: 'I'm interested to tell the stories of working-class Ireland'

Meet the Drummond Street Artists – the new art collective with histories of homelessness
Geraldine Crimmins beside some of her artworks
Exhibition

Meet the Drummond Street Artists – the new art collective with histories of homelessness

Paapa Essiedu: 'It’s hard for me not to be political in the work that I do'
Paapa Essiedu
Paapa Essiedu

Paapa Essiedu: 'It’s hard for me not to be political in the work that I do'

Fara Williams: 'I was living in hostels for seven years – football saved me'
Fara Williams remains England Women's top scorer with 40 goals in 177 games
Letter to my Younger Self

Fara Williams: 'I was living in hostels for seven years – football saved me'

Grenfell survivor Tiago Alves: 'We were all normal people living our normal lives'
Tiago Alves, a survivor of the Grenfell Tower fire near Latimer Road,
Interview

Grenfell survivor Tiago Alves: 'We were all normal people living our normal lives'

Chris Packham: 'My younger self would be my biggest critic'
Chris Packham
Punk and birds

Chris Packham: 'My younger self would be my biggest critic'

England legend Fara Williams: 'Young girls can dream of being a professional footballer now'
The England team ahead of the FIFA Women's World Cup, 2023
Football

England legend Fara Williams: 'Young girls can dream of being a professional footballer now'

Grenfell: in the words of survivors – 'We want this play to sit alongside the campaign for justice'
Actor Pearl Mackie in rehearsals
Grenfell

Grenfell: in the words of survivors – 'We want this play to sit alongside the campaign for justice'

Blur live at the BBC's Radio Theatre: An up-close communion with a shared past
Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon of Blur - on stage at the BBC's Radio Theatre for Blur: Radio 2 In Concert
Review

Blur live at the BBC's Radio Theatre: An up-close communion with a shared past

My Dog Sighs: 'The power of art is it makes people look at the world in a different way'
Large-scale mural of an eye by My Dogs Sighs in Jackson, Michigan (2020)
Interview

My Dog Sighs: 'The power of art is it makes people look at the world in a different way'

Kalvin Phillips: 'This generation of players can inspire young people'
Kalvin Phillips portrait
Interview

Kalvin Phillips: 'This generation of players can inspire young people'

Chris Packham explains why he supports Just Stop Oil as new BBC series Earth launches
Chris Packham holding a dinosaur skull and smiling, in a promo shot for TV series Earth which he says is fuelled by the same energy as Just Stop Oil
Climate crisis

Chris Packham explains why he supports Just Stop Oil as new BBC series Earth launches