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.
Joe Cole on being Harry Palmer: ‘It is such a cool character’
TV

Joe Cole on being Harry Palmer: ‘It is such a cool character’

Peaky Blinders: ‘It’s a sort of working-class revolution within a family’
TV

Peaky Blinders: ‘It’s a sort of working-class revolution within a family’

Lemn Sissay: ‘It has been a hard journey at times, but it has also been a great one’
Culture

Lemn Sissay: ‘It has been a hard journey at times, but it has also been a great one’

Eight ways Wordle can be improved (and making it more difficult is not one)
Wordle

Eight ways Wordle can be improved (and making it more difficult is not one)

Tyne Daly: ‘I saw an opportunity in Cagney & Lacey to play interesting parts for women’
Letter To My Younger Self

Tyne Daly: ‘I saw an opportunity in Cagney & Lacey to play interesting parts for women’

Mel Giedroyc: ‘I thought, oh my god, what if my mum could hear me doing all this rudery?’
TV

Mel Giedroyc: ‘I thought, oh my god, what if my mum could hear me doing all this rudery?’

Adam Kay: ‘Before the pandemic the NHS was running on empty and it turned out those were the good old days’
NHS

Adam Kay: ‘Before the pandemic the NHS was running on empty and it turned out those were the good old days’

The Responder writer Tony Schumacher: ‘Suddenly all I had was my car and my dog’
TV

The Responder writer Tony Schumacher: ‘Suddenly all I had was my car and my dog’

Martin Freeman: ‘I’ve never been a copper, but The Responder felt authentic to me’
The Responder

Martin Freeman: ‘I’ve never been a copper, but The Responder felt authentic to me’

Screw creator Rob Williams: ‘We don’t always look at prisoners as individuals’
TV

Screw creator Rob Williams: ‘We don’t always look at prisoners as individuals’

Sir Kenneth Branagh: ‘I relived many painful and beautiful days making Belfast’
Letter To My Younger Self

Sir Kenneth Branagh: ‘I relived many painful and beautiful days making Belfast’

‘We are turning into a corrupt country’: Jeremy Irons and Robert Harris on their new Netflix film
Film

‘We are turning into a corrupt country’: Jeremy Irons and Robert Harris on their new Netflix film

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