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
12 July 2007
I sometimes wonder about the people who tell me how fantastic American TV drama is. A lot of the stuff they praise most...
TV and Radio
05 July 2007
I was determined to be a smoker from early childhood. My grandfather owned a musical cigarette lighter in the shape of...
TV and Radio
28 June 2007
Brilliant as he is, television's most accomplished political documentary-maker, the BBC's Michael Cockerell, won't go...
TV and Radio
21 June 2007
For this week's column, I am indebted to my friend Fred (not his real name), a high-rolling banker. It was to Fred that...
TV and Radio
14 June 2007
Confessions, confessions. There are times when I'm really glad of preview discs. Alone in the privacy of my own sitting...
TV and Radio
07 June 2007
I've been in Iran for ten days, which makes it doubly disconcerting (though shamefully comforting, too) to turn on the...
TV and Radio
04 June 2007
Why aren't audiences fed up with the TV bully? Trinny and Susannah, Gillian McKeith, Kim and Aggie (in case you've been...
TV and Radio
28 May 2007
I watched Filthy Rich and Homeless (22 May, 9pm) twice, and I'm still pondering it. The concept, the "contestants" and...
TV and Radio
21 May 2007
I am going to have to be stern this week. Daphne (Saturday 12 May, 9pm, BBC2), commissioned for the BBC's celebrations...
TV and Radio
14 May 2007
People either love the writer Jonathan Meades, or they hate him. I . . . Oh no! The thought now occurs that I'm not in...
Film
07 May 2007
Molly Dineen is a brilliant film-maker, but even those of us who count ourselves among her biggest fans thought that...
TV and Radio
30 April 2007
Kenneth Tynan's line about how he could never love someone who didn't wish to see Look Back in Anger is overused, but...
TV and Radio
23 April 2007
Casting is everything. Gerard Kearns, who is best known for playing Ian in Shameless, has a face so sweetly expressive...
TV and Radio
16 April 2007
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes. But are they always for the best? This, in the end, was the philosophical question posed by Life...
TV and Radio
09 April 2007
Dr Pamela Connolly - that's Pamela Stephenson, aka Mrs Billy Connolly to you - recently defended her series Shrink Rap...

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