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
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...
TV and Radio
02 April 2007
Once upon a time, Channel 4 was a high-minded kind of station and it put out a lot of original drama. No longer. In...
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...

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