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.
Hope Jahren travelled from state to state, building a laboratory – almost from scratch – in each. Now, a memoir reveals her passion for plants in all its glory.
No-one speaks plain English in Sky Atlantic's latest export, but with compelling characters – and a great set of eyebrows – it hardly seems to matter.
Grayson Perry: All Man shows Perry's strength as an unjudgemental presenter. Plus: Chasing Dad reviewed.
What began as the bastard child of Wes Anderson and Roald Dahl turned after four episodes into something more plangent and humane.
Plus: Poor Ben Miller – his sitcom I Want My Wife Back is excruciating.
Julia Davis's superbly twisted writing has created a gem. Plus: Scott & Bailey reviewed.
Undercover is a pleasingly intriguing addition to the BBC's line-up. Plus: Workers or Shirkers? reviewed.
Maigret Sets a Trap and The A Word reviewed.
Plus: why the ending of Happy Valley left me bereft.
Though my loathing for Downton borders on the pathological, I am keen on Trollope - but while Doctor Thorne is not bad, it's not great, either. Plus: Cooked.
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