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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Culture
28 October 2010
The Secret Life of the National GridBBC4Lighting. It's a deal breaker, isn't it? Impossible to live with someone who...
TV and Radio
21 October 2010
When Howard Jacobson, who comes from Manchester, announced in the third film in Channel 4's (mostly) excellent series...
TV and Radio
14 October 2010
Downton AbbeyITV1Two weeks in, and those of us who have been longing for a Brideshead Revisited-style Sunday-night...
TV and Radio
14 October 2010
A History of HorrorBBC4Although I am a major fan of The League of Gentlemen and used to spend many a happy afternoon...
Culture
30 September 2010
Start Your Own SchoolBBC2I don't suppose I'm alone in thinking Toby Young is a chump. But it's his pomposity that gets...
Culture
23 September 2010
The Special RelationshipBBC2Whisper it softly, but I think I may be growing tired of the Peter Morgan/Michael Sheen...
Books
21 September 2010
Over the next two months at the glorious John Rylands University Library in Manchester - built between 1890 and 1899 as...
TV and Radio
17 September 2010
The Road to Coronation StreetBBC4Completely by accident, I discover that I have been following the career of a young...
TV and Radio
10 September 2010
Bouquet of Barbed Wire
TV and Radio
03 September 2010
I Am SlaveChannel 4I don't know what's the matter with me at the moment. Perhaps it's the weather, so damp and...
Culture
27 August 2010
Why is the press treating the inauguration of Jason Manford and Alex Jones, the new presenters of The One Show (...
Culture
19 August 2010
VexedBBC2The BBC mysteriously chose to screen Sherlock, starring the inestimably brilliant Benedict Cumberbatch, while...
TV and Radio
16 August 2010
Grandma's House
Culture
05 August 2010
The Deep
TV and Radio
23 July 2010
My childhood was punctuated by hideous camping holidays. There was the Guide camp where I contracted glandular fever...

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