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.
Margaret Beckett: ‘People think Boris Johnson would be a good laugh in the pub. He’d be late and not get a round in’
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Margaret Beckett: ‘People think Boris Johnson would be a good laugh in the pub. He’d be late and not get a round in’

The Lazarus Project is about the near misses we’ve had with the end of the world, says writer Joe Barton
TV

The Lazarus Project is about the near misses we’ve had with the end of the world, says writer Joe Barton

The enduring friendship between George Michael and The Big Issue
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The enduring friendship between George Michael and The Big Issue

Alison Hammond: ‘I knew very little about my own Black history in Britain’
Letter To My Younger Self

Alison Hammond: ‘I knew very little about my own Black history in Britain’

Sherwood: ‘You have to shine a light on why this happened and how ugly it is’
TV

Sherwood: ‘You have to shine a light on why this happened and how ugly it is’

Borgen star Sidse Babett Knudsen explains how the show proves power corrupts everyone
TV

Borgen star Sidse Babett Knudsen explains how the show proves power corrupts everyone

Danny Boyle’s Sex Pistols TV show proves the filth and fury endures
TV

Danny Boyle’s Sex Pistols TV show proves the filth and fury endures

The Derry Girls finale: sublime television – poignant, political and properly funny
TV

The Derry Girls finale: sublime television – poignant, political and properly funny

Doctor Who: Going back to the future with David Tennant and Catherine Tate heralds an exciting new era
Doctor Who

Doctor Who: Going back to the future with David Tennant and Catherine Tate heralds an exciting new era

This week’s Big TV: Conversations with Friends, Joe Wicks: Facing My Childhood, Floodlights
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This week’s Big TV: Conversations with Friends, Joe Wicks: Facing My Childhood, Floodlights

‘Mistakes are not a failure, they are part of the gig,’ says TV presenter Angela Scanlon
Letter to my younger self

‘Mistakes are not a failure, they are part of the gig,’ says TV presenter Angela Scanlon

Outlander and A Discovery of Witches star Steven Cree: ‘These shows have the power to unite people’
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Outlander and A Discovery of Witches star Steven Cree: ‘These shows have the power to unite people’

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.