Lucy Sweet
Lucy Sweet
TV critic Lucy Sweet is a journalist, advertising copywriter, cartoonist and occasional singer. Her work has appeared in the Big Issue, GLAMOUR, The Guardian, The Pool and the Sunday Express, amongst many others. She is also the author of two novels, a book called WTF Knits and a very rude comic called Unskinny about large, loud women who don’t behave themselves.
In Trip Hazard, Rosie Jones proves to be an unlikely inspiration
TV review

In Trip Hazard, Rosie Jones proves to be an unlikely inspiration

Sean Bean and Nicola Walker’s Marriage makes me feel like part of a Hollywood power couple
TV

Sean Bean and Nicola Walker’s Marriage makes me feel like part of a Hollywood power couple

Two shows about parenting that will make anyone think twice about wanting kids
TV

Two shows about parenting that will make anyone think twice about wanting kids

The Holiday: ‘Like an EasyJet underseat bag, there’s not a lot to unpack’
TV

The Holiday: ‘Like an EasyJet underseat bag, there’s not a lot to unpack’

Lucy Sweet: Glastonbury – ‘the maddest masterclass of sensory overload’
Music

Lucy Sweet: Glastonbury – ‘the maddest masterclass of sensory overload’

Stanley Tucci’s forbidden foods make for mouth-watering TV
Foodie TV

Stanley Tucci’s forbidden foods make for mouth-watering TV

Grand Designs people are not like the rest of us
TV

Grand Designs people are not like the rest of us

Hullraisers proves that Hull is intrinsically funny
TV

Hullraisers proves that Hull is intrinsically funny

Is It Cake? on Netflix is perfect for frazzled, post-pandemic jelly-brains
TV

Is It Cake? on Netflix is perfect for frazzled, post-pandemic jelly-brains

‘For some reason, women are expected to deal with medical situations men just wouldn’t tolerate’
Lucy Sweet

‘For some reason, women are expected to deal with medical situations men just wouldn’t tolerate’

Lucy Sweet: ‘There is great comfort to be had in watching other people cook’
Opinion

Lucy Sweet: ‘There is great comfort to be had in watching other people cook’

Covidland: ‘I’ve been transformed into a biological hazard overnight’
Lucy Sweet

Covidland: ‘I’ve been transformed into a biological hazard overnight’

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