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.

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TV and Radio
14 September 2011
Are the proposed cuts to its output already secretly under way at BBC4? I ask only because in Tom Holland's mildly...
TV and Radio
11 September 2011
Appropriate Adult (ITV1)
Culture
29 August 2011
The BBC has a highly enjoyable if rather old-fashioned new teatime entertainment called Epic Win, in which members of...
TV and Radio
22 August 2011
Crikey. What fun it is that Jeremy Irons is playing the 15th-century pope Alexander VI in Showtime's The Borgias (...
TV and Radio
15 August 2011
I do like Channel 4's new architecture series The Secret Life of Buildings. Specifically, I like its presenter, Tom...
TV and Radio
08 August 2011
The Daily Mail is busy (yet again) getting its M&S knickers in a twist about the new-look, post-budget-cuts BBC:...
Culture
01 August 2011
Is Alan Yentob aware how . . . bumbling he looks beside the BBC's other arts presenters, most of whom seem to have a...
TV and Radio
25 July 2011
Yes, it could still go wrong: after all, Abi Morgan's series The Hour (Tuesdays, 9pm) is in six parts, which leaves...
TV and Radio
18 July 2011
I'm not sure that I understand the BBC's recent preference for the single film over the series.Is it to do with money?...
Culture
11 July 2011
Afghanistan: the Unknown CountryBBC2Are male war reporters self-aggrandising? I couldn't possibly comment, though I...
Culture
04 July 2011
Like many women, I can measure out my life in perfume. My first scent was the old-fashioned and slightly herbaceous Ma...
Culture
27 June 2011
ShamelessMore4Of all the TV shows I never expected to get remade in the US, Shameless pretty much topped the list -...
Culture
23 June 2011
Case HistoriesBBC1I know at least half a dozen women who are deeply in love with Jackson Brodie, the private-...
TV and Radio
23 June 2011
This new documentary series is classic Channel 4 fare: intellectual but smutty - or, if you prefer, smutty but...
Culture
10 June 2011
Scott and Bailey

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