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
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
Culture
02 June 2011
How does Adam Curtis get away with it? In the past, this question, falling from my own lips, was implicitly admiring....
Culture
26 May 2011
What's that sound? Ah, yes. Plinkety-plonk. Plinkety-plonk. Of course. It's the oh-so-ironic soundtrack - cue bouncy...
Culture
12 May 2011
VeraITV1Why on earth has ITV called its new detective series Vera? Technically I know why: its heroine, played by...
TV and Radio
12 May 2011
So, the ace documentary strand Wonderland is back and the new series kicked off with something pretty innovative: The...
Culture
05 May 2011
You can see how the people at ITV might have been seduced by the idea of commissioning a drama based on Kate...
Culture
27 April 2011
Until a couple of hours ago, I would have said that it was impossible to make a dull film about Scott and his doomed...
TV and Radio
14 April 2011
Why is The Kennedys (Thursdays, 9pm) so alluringly awful? I'm not sure. I've seen four episodes now and I am still...

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