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
21 May 2009
Cleaning up?
TV and Radio
14 May 2009
It is intensely annoying when journalists tell their readers about all the famous people they know. But I just can’t...
TV and Radio
07 May 2009
Endgame
TV and Radio
30 April 2009
Why did Simon Thurley allow English Heritage, the august body of which he is chief executive, to co-operate with the...
Culture
23 April 2009
I suspected it would be bad, and I was right. It is. Reggie Perrin, a remake of The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin,...
Culture
16 April 2009
Mostly, I prefer being an adult to having been a child; my childhood was often miserable, and I longed to escape it....
Culture
09 April 2009
I’ve seen three films about the Troubles in the past few weeks: Hunger, Steve McQueen’s movie about Bobby Sands; Fifty...
Culture
02 April 2009
So, into the sickly abyss vacated by Mistresses plops All the Small Things (Tuesdays, 9pm). Stand back if you don’t...
TV and Radio
26 March 2009
I’ve been carefully avoiding Heston Blumenthal’s daft new series, in which he “re-creates” feasts of the past. I’d...
Culture
19 March 2009
Who watches 24-hour news? I only watch it when I’m lonely: when I arrive in a hotel room late at night on a work trip....
TV and Radio
12 March 2009
Fat people. They’re a scream, aren’t they? Partly, it’s that they’re so rare, of course, Britain being such a healthy...
TV and Radio
05 March 2009
I had been looking forward to Channel 4’s adaptation of David Peace’s Red Riding quartet (Thursday nights from 5 March...
UK Politics
26 February 2009
Of all the unlikely things that happened to Margaret Thatcher in her long political life, perhaps none was stranger...
UK Politics
19 February 2009
Suddenly, the thought occurs: is Jeremy Paxman shy? I'm serious. Until Sunday night, when I watched the first part of...
TV and Radio
12 February 2009
The Mad Men effect is everywhere. Only this morning, I opened a glossy magazine, and there was an ad for Aquascutum in...

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