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.
The remarkable rise of Ncuti Gatwa: From sofa surfing and Sex Education to Doctor Who
Doctor Who

The remarkable rise of Ncuti Gatwa: From sofa surfing and Sex Education to Doctor Who

John Simm: ‘I got rid of the music and clubbing and got into some proper serious drama’
TV

John Simm: ‘I got rid of the music and clubbing and got into some proper serious drama’

Life On Mars sequel has ‘a lot of travelling in time and car chases’, John Simm reveals
TV

Life On Mars sequel has ‘a lot of travelling in time and car chases’, John Simm reveals

What did we learn from the new Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer on Star Wars day?
Streaming

What did we learn from the new Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer on Star Wars day?

This week’s Big TV: Ten Percent, Navalny, Clark and Generation Change
What to watch

This week’s Big TV: Ten Percent, Navalny, Clark and Generation Change

Downton Abbey: A New Era – ‘It’s got such a big heart, this movie’
TV

Downton Abbey: A New Era – ‘It’s got such a big heart, this movie’

This week’s Big TV: Gaslit, Chivalry, Tan France: Beauty and the Bleach, Life After Life and Heartstopper
What to watch

This week’s Big TV: Gaslit, Chivalry, Tan France: Beauty and the Bleach, Life After Life and Heartstopper

Thomasin McKenzie and Sian Clifford compare acting to their new series Life After Life
TV

Thomasin McKenzie and Sian Clifford compare acting to their new series Life After Life

Derry Girls: ‘What Lisa McGee has done is change the path for all Derry girls going forward’
TV

Derry Girls: ‘What Lisa McGee has done is change the path for all Derry girls going forward’

Peter Mullan: ‘This is a party who single-handedly created food banks. That should be on the collective Tory gravestone’
TV

Peter Mullan: ‘This is a party who single-handedly created food banks. That should be on the collective Tory gravestone’

Derry Girls: ‘We did the last series for the fans. Our major ambition is to say goodbye to these characters in the way that they deserved’
TV

Derry Girls: ‘We did the last series for the fans. Our major ambition is to say goodbye to these characters in the way that they deserved’

This week’s Big TV picks: Derry Girls, Doctor Who, Muhammad Ali and Why Didn’t They Ask Evans
TV

This week’s Big TV picks: Derry Girls, Doctor Who, Muhammad Ali and Why Didn’t They Ask Evans

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.