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
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...
TV and Radio
21 August 2006
The Rajar figures - the radio ratings - make for ever more interesting reading. That 15.3 per cent of the adult...
Culture
14 August 2006
I don't usually think much of Great Lives, the Radio 4 series in which a famous person goes on about - sorry, I mean...
TV and Radio
07 August 2006
So what do you think of the BBC's memory season so far? Launched with great hullabaloo last month by Mariella Frostrup...
TV and Radio
31 July 2006
A few weeks ago, I got a letter from someone suggesting that I might like his new show, which would soon air "in the...
TV and Radio
24 July 2006
This month, Mark Thompson, director general of the BBC, suggested that in future the corporation will enable audiences...
Ideas
17 July 2006
Now that it is summer, perhaps you feel tempted to do more listening outside. Open-air radio used to be a hit-and-miss...
Books
17 July 2006
Until four years ago, Bill Buford was the fiction editor of the New Yorker - in which capacity, I presume, he spent his...
TV and Radio
10 July 2006
Strange how a place that can't be found on any map can so dominate the thoughts of our politicians. I speak, of course...
TV and Radio
03 July 2006
In the interests of modernity, I was going to write this week about 4Radio. This is Channel 4's online radio station,...
TV and Radio
26 June 2006
My heart sank like a stone to the bottom of a well when first I saw what was on the radio this week. I think of Radio...
Culture
19 June 2006
Some people never quite get over youthful glory. Whatever they go on to achieve, nothing will ever seem as great as the...
Books
19 June 2006
Six years ago, as a result of what she now refers to as "the only stroke of genius I ever had", Jane Juska, a retired...
TV and Radio
12 June 2006
On Monday, it was Primal Scream Day on BBC6 Music. It seems a bit over the top to devote a whole day to this band. The...
TV and Radio
05 June 2006
Kelvin MacKenzie, the former editor of the Sun, is presenting a two-part series on 5 Live called World Cup Scandals (...

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