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
26 March 2007
I have a high tolerance for men in breeches. The other day, I went to see Becoming Jane, the new film about Jane Austen...
TV and Radio
19 March 2007
The documentary-maker Adam Curtis has said that when he's at work on an idea, he spends days sitting in a darkened room...
TV and Radio
12 March 2007
What is happening to BBC 5 Live? The station grows less informative by the day. It still has a few stars - the odd...
TV and Radio
05 March 2007
Listeners to Radio 4 live in fear of celebrity presenters and reality-show-style gimmicks. Thus, many of them will have...
TV and Radio
26 February 2007
I've been ill (I told everyone that I'd caught bird flu which, though a lie, did at least convey the extent of my...
Books
26 February 2007
A lot of people sincerely believe that American journalism is far better than British journalism. What they have in...
Culture
19 February 2007
I think I'm turning native. I now look forward to the quarterly radio listening figures (the Rajars) more than is...
TV and Radio
12 February 2007
On Radio 4, a two-part series has begun called Battle for Birth (Wednesdays, 11am). The bitter power struggle between...
TV and Radio
05 February 2007
I've been revisiting the newspaper podcasts to see if they have improved. They haven't. Most media commentators began...
TV and Radio
29 January 2007
When I was tipped off that Lesley Douglas, the controller of Radio 2, had revamped the station's Sunday schedule, I...
TV and Radio
22 January 2007
It seems that George Galloway will definitely not be putting himself up for re-election as MP for Bethnal Green and Bow...
Books
22 January 2007
Is Augusten Burroughs the next James Frey? Not quite, perhaps. But still, there are definite signs that he is in danger...
TV and Radio
15 January 2007
Occasionally, I wake up early enough to listen to On Your Farm (Sundays, 6.35am, Radio 4), usually as a result of...
TV and Radio
08 January 2007
Quite a lot happened in the world of radio over the holiday, so let me begin with a bit of belated mopping up. The big...
Culture
18 December 2006
A strange year. I have spent a lot of it feeling grumpy - in the manner of Jeremy Paxman - about podcasting, which...

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