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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Music and Performance
12 December 2005
I feel I've been neglecting Radio 2 in this column, though there are good reasons for this. On paper, I'm the perfect...
TV and Radio
05 December 2005
Trevor's World of Sport, a sitcom starring Neil Pearson, has moved from BBC1 to Radio 4 (Tuesdays, 6.30pm). Usually, it...
TV and Radio
28 November 2005
Why anyone would want to buy a Sarah Montague eggcup, I cannot imagine. It is bad enough hearing her voice first thing...
TV and Radio
21 November 2005
Since I began this column I have been unstinting in my support of Radio 4. Still, nothing lasts for ever, does it? This...
Books
14 November 2005
Why is everyone amazed that Andrew Davies's new BBC1 adaptation of Bleak House works so brilliantly? On Radio 4,...
TV and Radio
07 November 2005
I used to avoid BBC 6 Music. I had an idea that it was aimed at the kind of man who keeps his copies of Mojo magazine...
TV and Radio
31 October 2005
It was stupid of me to write, as I did last week, that I find the radio comforting. No sooner had I put the words down...
TV and Radio
24 October 2005
I love the way the steady pleasures of the radio schedules gently tether, even when you are all at sea. The other day,...
TV and Radio
17 October 2005
The other day I was in a garage, waiting for my car to return from its MOT. The radio I could hear in the background...
TV and Radio
10 October 2005
Above all else, BBC Radio and most of the commercial stations long to be: a) interactive and b) accessible. A desire to...
TV and Radio
03 October 2005
If I were a noble, sensible, cultural kind of person, I would devote this entire column to the extraordinary return of...
Books
12 September 2005
Books about fashion, especially books about fashion that aim at cleverness, always make me feel inadequate. Justine...
Books
25 July 2005
First things first. I might be a girl, but that doesn't mean I don't know about iPods. In our house, I am known as the...
TV and Radio
30 May 2005
By the time you read this, it will have started. Big Brother, I mean, not the summer. My heart sinks like a stone in a...
Books
16 May 2005
Is the idea of sin dead? It sometimes feels that way. Take politicians. On a good day, they are hypocrites; on a bad...

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