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.
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TV

What made Neighbours so special? Let the superfans explain

How Neighbours changed the world
TV

How Neighbours changed the world

Tom Daley calls on Commonwealth Games to lead the way in tackling homophobia in sport
TV

Tom Daley calls on Commonwealth Games to lead the way in tackling homophobia in sport

Maryland star Hayley Squires: ‘This is not a 30-minute-long accusation. We’re asking for men’s help’
Violence against women

Maryland star Hayley Squires: ‘This is not a 30-minute-long accusation. We’re asking for men’s help’

John McEnroe: ‘It was a hell of a ride’
Letter to my Younger Self

John McEnroe: ‘It was a hell of a ride’

Pride at 50: ‘What has been kept alive is the spirit of fun that marked out that first march’
Pride

Pride at 50: ‘What has been kept alive is the spirit of fun that marked out that first march’

The Odd Throuple: Only Murders In The Building is back with a triumphant second season
TV

The Odd Throuple: Only Murders In The Building is back with a triumphant second season

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TV

‘I hope young activists will take heart’: Sir Nick Partridge on Aids: The Unheard Tapes

‘Sherwood is important. It forces people to remember that the political is personal’
TV

‘Sherwood is important. It forces people to remember that the political is personal’

Aids: The Unheard Tapes – stories from the heart of a crisis
LGBTQ+

Aids: The Unheard Tapes – stories from the heart of a crisis

Dame Margaret Beckett: ‘I hope I’ve helped the women who have come after me’
Letter to my Younger Self

Dame Margaret Beckett: ‘I hope I’ve helped the women who have come after me’

O-T Fagbenle: ‘I’m wary of being involved in the soap opera of politics’
TV

O-T Fagbenle: ‘I’m wary of being involved in the soap opera of politics’

To mark our new Arctic Monkeys exclusive interview, we’ve picked out some of our best band and musician interviews from the past, featuring Arctic Monkeys (2018), When Jarvis met Bowie, The Specials, Debbie Harry and more. Sign up to our mailing list to receive your free digital copy.