Rachel Cooke trained as a reporter on The Sunday Times. She is now a writer at The Observer. In the 2006 British Press Awards, she was named Interviewer of the Year.
Hospital, filmed inside St. Mary's hospital, makes you feel intensely proud of the NHS, but furious at its structural problems. Plus: Taboo .
Sometimes a deerstalker is just a deerstalker. Plus: why The Halcyon fails.
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Avoid the hassle of taking a highlighter to the Radio Times – plan your viewing now with my guide to the best Christmas television.
I usually have an aversion to actors pretending to be police officers in this kind of scenario, but Lawful Killing: Mark Duggan was done with surprising care and nuance.
I try to imagine the meeting where they decided to commission the series. “Hey, what about if we bring the guy to a whole new generation?”
Waldemar Januszczak thinks it was responsible for turning the British into a nation of modern-art lovers. Rachel Cooke disagrees.
Kids on the Edge made me wonder why the adults agreed to let their children be filmed. Plus: the adaptation of Zadie Smith’s NW.
Peter Morgan's new Netflix series is a dark, sometimes comic dive into the psyche of royalty. Plus: Close to the Enemy.
I get all the references and recognise the cleverness of its tricksy plots – but Charlie Brooker's new series is patchier than its fans would admit.
From Trump to Brexit, the world is changing fast - and we need intelligent, incisive journalism more than ever.
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