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.
JJ Chalmers: ‘In some ways, it’s like I was born again after Afghanistan’
TV

JJ Chalmers: ‘In some ways, it’s like I was born again after Afghanistan’

Bertie Carvel on playing Donald Trump: ‘It’s going to be a huge success. I feel confident saying that to you.’
Theatre

Bertie Carvel on playing Donald Trump: ‘It’s going to be a huge success. I feel confident saying that to you.’

Paddy Considine: ‘I feel like my life is a series of beautiful interventions’
Music

Paddy Considine: ‘I feel like my life is a series of beautiful interventions’

Lisa McGee: ‘Writing Derry Girls, I’ve realised I really like teenagers’
TV

Lisa McGee: ‘Writing Derry Girls, I’ve realised I really like teenagers’

This week’s Big TV picks: Art That Made Us, Hacks, Slow Horses and The Andy Warhol Diaries
TV

This week’s Big TV picks: Art That Made Us, Hacks, Slow Horses and The Andy Warhol Diaries

Stanley Tucci: Searching For Italy – escapism has never looked or tasted so good
TV

Stanley Tucci: Searching For Italy – escapism has never looked or tasted so good

This week’s Big TV Picks: Stanley Tucci, Bridgerton and two classics on catch-up
Big TV Picks

This week’s Big TV Picks: Stanley Tucci, Bridgerton and two classics on catch-up

Skint: the BBC’s new series of monologues are informed by lived experience of poverty
TV

Skint: the BBC’s new series of monologues are informed by lived experience of poverty

Then Barbara Met Alan – a revolutionary love story
TV

Then Barbara Met Alan – a revolutionary love story

This week’s Big TV Picks: Skint, Then Barbara Met Alan and Top Boy
Big TV Picks

This week’s Big TV Picks: Skint, Then Barbara Met Alan and Top Boy

Lloyd Cole: ‘My younger self would probably be appalled I’m still performing with grey hair’
Letter To My Younger Self

Lloyd Cole: ‘My younger self would probably be appalled I’m still performing with grey hair’

Mark Rylance: ‘There’s a loss of identity in England – who are we other than post-imperial bastards?’
Film

Mark Rylance: ‘There’s a loss of identity in England – who are we other than post-imperial bastards?’

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.