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.
Filmmaker Adam Curtis on epic new BBC drama The Way – and how the power of TV is shaking up Britain
TV

Filmmaker Adam Curtis on epic new BBC drama The Way – and how the power of TV is shaking up Britain

Ex-England star Jermaine Jenas: ‘I’ve found it hard to make peace with my football career’
Letter to my younger self

Ex-England star Jermaine Jenas: ‘I’ve found it hard to make peace with my football career’

Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley: ‘Why the hell are we still judging someone on how they look?’
Film

Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley: ‘Why the hell are we still judging someone on how they look?’

Apoocalypse Now: Joe Lycett vs Sewage on Channel 4 shames UK’s privatised water companies
TV

Apoocalypse Now: Joe Lycett vs Sewage on Channel 4 shames UK’s privatised water companies

Doctor behind ITV’s vital new drama Breathtaking on ‘horrendous’ truth about Covid in hospitals
TV

Doctor behind ITV’s vital new drama Breathtaking on ‘horrendous’ truth about Covid in hospitals

England ace turned TV pundit Jermaine Jenas: ‘There are sharks everywhere in football’
Culture

England ace turned TV pundit Jermaine Jenas: ‘There are sharks everywhere in football’

Breathtaking and The Way: These are the next Mr Bates-style TV dramas poised to shake-up Britain
TV

Breathtaking and The Way: These are the next Mr Bates-style TV dramas poised to shake-up Britain

Photographer Dennis Morris on capturing legend Bob Marley – and how the reggae icon changed his life
Photography

Photographer Dennis Morris on capturing legend Bob Marley – and how the reggae icon changed his life

Angela Griffin: ‘For my first year in Coronation Street I kept my job in Burger King’
Letter to my younger self

Angela Griffin: ‘For my first year in Coronation Street I kept my job in Burger King’

Architect and TV presenter George Clarke: ‘I decided to make the absolute most out of life’
Letter To My Younger Self

Architect and TV presenter George Clarke: ‘I decided to make the absolute most out of life’

Alice & Jack star Andrea Riseborough: ‘Love is the best thing we have. Love belongs to all of us’
TV

Alice & Jack star Andrea Riseborough: ‘Love is the best thing we have. Love belongs to all of us’

George Clarke: ‘My absolute driver for the rest of my days will be the f**king housing crisis’
TV

George Clarke: ‘My absolute driver for the rest of my days will be the f**king housing crisis’