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
18 December 2008
An innocent girl, casually switching on her television this Christmas, could be forgiven for having a sudden sense of...
Culture
11 December 2008
Thomas Beatie, as all the world now surely knows, is a transgender man from Oregon who had the breasts he was born with...
Culture
04 December 2008
It is hard to generalise about Kenneth Branagh - actor, director and all-round lipless wonder - because, for every...
TV and Radio
27 November 2008
The problem with post-apocalyptic drama series is that they're on a downward trajectory, dramatically speaking. The...
UK Politics
20 November 2008
So, this is exciting. No sooner has Dominic West finished his work on the HBO cops-and-drugs-drama The Wire than he...
TV and Radio
13 November 2008
As BBC documentaries go, World War II: Behind Closed Doors is rather significant. Not only is it the last series that...
Books
06 November 2008
To all his other talents, the TV screenwriter extraordinaire Andrew Davies should now add: a Nostradamus-like ability...
UK Politics
30 October 2008
The team behind Prescott: the Class System and Me (27 October and 3 November, 9pm) must have been gleeful when he...
UK Politics
23 October 2008
I once saw a picture of a Jersey Royal potato and a picture of Queen Victoria placed deliberately next to each other in...
TV and Radio
16 October 2008
In hard times, people watch more television and they don't go on holiday, which means, in theory, that Stephen Fry's...
TV and Radio
09 October 2008
Is there enough warmth on television? Craig Cash, who has co-written Sunshine (Tuesdays, 9pm), a new comedy-drama,...
TV and Radio
02 October 2008
When John Adams (Saturdays, 5.30pm) was first screened in America in March this year, there was some controversy over...
TV and Radio
25 September 2008
What a face. No, not the Mona Lisa; I mean Robert Hughes. In old age, and having recovered from a near-fatal car...
TV and Radio
18 September 2008
Who, in the age of Big Brother, will stick with a fly-on-the-wall show about a family, the Hugheses of Kent, who agreed...
TV and Radio
11 September 2008
An observation: television journalists can be pretty snotty about print journalists. I've no idea why, because a lot of...

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