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.
The murder-as-dubiously-titillating-entertainment brigade should be required by law to watch Channel 4's A Killing in the Family. Plus: Killing for Love .
It's hard to believe, but the people in Meet the Lords, floating along on the gas of their pomposity, are not fictional characters. Plus: The Replacement reviewed.
This alternate history is freighted with meaning now we're facing the wurst-case scenario.
In essence, the show is just Dexter meets Desperate Housewives: think shiny kitchens splattered with industrial quantities of ketchup. Plus: The Great British Skinny Dip.
Good Morning Britain has become one of the most mortally embarrassing shows on television. Plus: The Moorside .
I wasn't expecting BBC2's pottery competition to make me so emotional, but it did. Plus: Francis Bacon: a Brush With Violence.
Between the series' utterly unconvincing quickie in the House of Commons broom cupboard and Donald Trump's inauguration footage, it's been an unedifying week for this critic.
Clean Eating – the Dirty Truth reveals the dodgy science behind the restrictive eating trend.
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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