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.
From the new "bespoke" wardrobes installed in BA's A380s to the recommendation cabin crew do not stow dead bodies in the loo, Rachel Cooke is transfixed by the BBC's bizarre new documentary series.
Plus, a two-part documentary on smoking reveals that the habit is on the rise among young people in Britain.
Two recent biographical films result in the NS's TV critic Rachel Cooke reappraising her views of Alan Yentob's output.
Given the absence of jokes, tension, consequence - and the presence of Matt LeBlanc - what is there to keep the audience of Episodes on its side?
Presenter Kirsty Wark focused on the impact of the internet (and, to a lesser degree, the media) on both women and men, whose more sexist impulses it may validate.
The territory Sally Wainwright has made her own isn’t rarefied, arty or self-consciously gritty and relevant.
Television dramas are so gloomy lately that you can barely make anything out. “Pass me the night-vision goggles!” you think, as you squint at the screen.
There can’t be a human being alive who would willingly sit through most of the new station’s original output.
New Worlds, like The Devil’s Whore before it, fancies itself as a political drama. Why must it be silted up with all this Jean Plaidy-ish stuff?
From Trump to Brexit, the world is changing fast - and we need intelligent, incisive journalism more than ever.
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