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
13 December 2007
Why is Russell T Davies so good at his job? How is it that he can turn out one acclaimed hit after another, from Queer...
TV and Radio
06 December 2007
In the days when I used to whip through Victorian novels as if they were meringues, Cranford was never one of my...
Law
29 November 2007
I am not much given to gushing but, in the case of Boy A, Mark O'Rowe's careful adaptation of Jonathan Trigell's novel...
TV and Radio
22 November 2007
Advance publicity for The Blair Years, a three-part documentary based around a series of interviews with Tony Blair...
Culture
08 November 2007
Say what you like about Jimmy McGovern, he's got chutzpah. Give him an hour of television and, so far as plot goes, he'...
TV and Radio
01 November 2007
The experience of watching Britz, Peter Kosminsky's two-part thriller about a British suicide bomber, was exactly like...
Culture
25 October 2007
A fun thing to do (if you've really nothing else to be getting on with) is to imagine Russell Brand in front of his...
UK Politics
18 October 2007
OK, so I'm a freak, but I used to enjoy Newsnight. In my twenties, I often used to arrive home tipsy after a midweek...
TV and Radio
11 October 2007
Comedy shows that go behind the scenes at fictional TV programmes: when they're good (The Larry Sanders Show), they are...
TV and Radio
04 October 2007
I'm allergic to documentaries that are presented by celebrities. Not long ago, one of the Geldof progeny made a film...
Culture
27 September 2007
I watched Stuart: a Life Backwards (23 September, 9pm) with my heart in my mouth. I was an early and passionate adopter...
TV and Radio
20 September 2007
There are times when I believe myself to be the calmest, most sane person in the world . . . and there are other times...
TV and Radio
13 September 2007
I turned on Johnny Vegas's Guide to . . . Evangelical Christianity (11 September, 11.05pm) under the illusion that it...
TV and Radio
06 September 2007
If I wrote a novel - this is just a wild fantasy, you understand - and, after it was published, a reviewer described it...
Culture
30 August 2007
We are in the middle of a truly great run of documentaries at the BBC. I mean it. People go on about how much they...

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