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
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...
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...

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