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Adam Sweeting

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Former features editor of Melody Maker, Adam has written on rock, classical music and television for the Guardian, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, Independent on Sunday, Uncut, Classic FM and Gramophone, and on motor-racing for Motorsport. He co-founded The Virtual Television Company, which made Mr Rock'n'Roll (Channel 4), Pavarotti: The Last Tenor (BBC2 Arena) and Imagine - Nigel Kennedy (BBC One)

Articles By Adam Sweeting

Elvis review - Austin Butler shines in patchy biopic

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Sherwood, BBC One review - a traumatic journey through a painful past

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We Own This City, Sky Atlantic review - 'The Wire' creator David Simon is back on the Baltimore beat

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Pistol, Disney+ review - Punk history repeats itself as farce

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Prehistoric Planet, Apple TV+ review - David Attenborough presents life on earth, 66 million years ago

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Das Boot, Series 3, Sky Atlantic review - submarine warfare finds new horizons

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Top Gun: Maverick review - Tom Cruise defies age and gravity

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The Essex Serpent, Apple TV+ review - tradition and superstition versus the march of progress

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The Staircase, NOW review - addictive dramatisation of real-life murder investigation

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DI Ray, ITV review - Parminder Nagra battles killer gangs and cultural stereotypes

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Downton Abbey: A New Era review - will we ever see its like again?

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Life After Life, BBC Two review - déjà vu all over again

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Ennio review - sprawling biog of the maestro of movie music

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Why Didn't They Ask Evans?, BritBox review - a feast of murder, deception, misleading identities and forgery

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Anatomy of a Scandal, Netflix review - sex, sexism and the abuse of power

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Operation Mincemeat review - Colin Firth and co practise the fine art of deception

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