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
05 June 2008
Sometimes I find television completely baffling. Who comes up with this stuff? The BBC, as a public service broadcaster...
TV and Radio
29 May 2008
On BBC Radio 3's Night Waves, serious discussions about Mary Whitehouse, the significance of. She was the devil...
TV and Radio
22 May 2008
People talk of the obesity epidemic, but what about the self-pity epidemic? There are lots of things to say about The...
TV and Radio
15 May 2008
To mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel, the BBC's Storyville strand screened three films...
Culture
08 May 2008
It's a while since I've bothered to watch The South Bank Show, and now I remember why. The laziest programme on...
TV and Radio
01 May 2008
So, the BBC news operation has a £550,000 new look. Was it really worth it? The main innovation is a spinning-globe...
TV and Radio
24 April 2008
So, how do we all feel, knowing that somewhere in Britain is a junior doctor who has lied both about the extent of her...
TV and Radio
17 April 2008
So, of all the fabulous US imports that an ailing ITV could have put its sticky mitts on, it goes and chooses Pushing...
Film
10 April 2008
It's not often that I don't know what I think - it's an exhausting fault of mine that I have so many strong opinions -...
International Politics
03 April 2008
I was going to start by saying that Brian Keenan will hate me for saying what a good man he is. But that would be wrong...
TV and Radio
27 March 2008
It's horrible and sad, that Anthony Minghella should have died so young, and it makes reviewing his final film, The No...
Culture
19 March 2008
Only occasionally is Gavin and Stacey, the comedy about a girl from Barry who has fallen in love with a boy from...
Food and Drink
13 March 2008
It would be easy to crack jokes about Delia Smith's new series for the BBC, but I am going to resist: having watched it...
TV and Radio
06 March 2008
Rock Rivals (weekdays, 8pm or 9pm) is a new ITV drama inspired by one of the network's biggest hits, The X-Factor, and...
TV and Radio
28 February 2008
My Street Channel 4 Was there ever a time when people in cities knew all their neighbours? I'm in my late thirties now...

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