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
20 November 2006
At last, I've met him! The Axeman. Mark Damazer. I was invited to a smart dinner, and there he was at the next table....
13 November 2006
Newspapers are busy getting into podcasting. They regard it, as they do blogging, as The Future - by which they mean...
TV and Radio
06 November 2006
Last week, a friend took me out to Ronnie Scott's, which used to be a fleapit, but is now totally glamorous, thanks to...
Culture
30 October 2006
Has the moment come for me to share with you what I think of Kirsty Young, the new presenter of Desert Island Discs (...
TV and Radio
23 October 2006
As you may know by now, I cannot stand phone-ins. Nick Ferrari's breakfast show on London's LBC makes me ill, literally...
TV and Radio
16 October 2006
A lot of people think podcasting is really cool. They know that it's in some way connected with the internet, and they'...
Culture
09 October 2006
Interesting times at Radio 1. Its controller, Andy Parfitt, is to appoint a head of editorial standards - a response,...
TV and Radio
02 October 2006
The issue of trailers is a vexed one for listeners of Radio 4. Gillian Reynolds, radio critic at the Daily Telegraph,...
Books
25 September 2006
The memoir is now a staple of every self-respecting publishing list, though only rarely are these offerings up to much...
TV and Radio
25 September 2006
I can't get enough of Radio 4's Uncovering Iran season, which began last Sunday and continues until 29 September. It's...
Books
18 September 2006
When I first came to London 15 years ago, I briefly lived in Notting Hill. My God, I longed to leave. In those days,...
Culture
18 September 2006
This is a good time of year for radio: a bracing, back-to-school feeling permeates the schedules. Jane Garvey is again...
Politics
11 September 2006
I was looking forward to hearing the shows I'm going to write about this week. Oh, goody, I thought: a mea culpa from a...
TV and Radio
04 September 2006
We now find ourselves in the middle of the celebrations to mark the centenary of John Betjeman's birth and, as you...
TV and Radio
28 August 2006
Not long ago, I wrote a piece in a newspaper about fat rights. I thought that I gave the campaigners - who see...

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