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
13 March 2006
Did Gordon Brown, lately so concerned with Britishness, listen on Tuesday to Soul Music (Radio 4), about Sir Cecil...
Culture
06 March 2006
In the pages of the Guardian, an enjoyable row recently broke out: it concerns Radio 3. Radio 3 rows are particularly...
Books
06 March 2006
Some years ago, I reviewed a novel in these pages about a nice, middle-class woman in her thirties, marooned in south...
TV and Radio
27 February 2006
Not long ago, I recommended a recently relaunched women's magazine to a friend. She sent her verdict via e-mail. "A lot...
TV and Radio
20 February 2006
When I began this column five months ago, I said that Ian McMillan, the "Bard of Barnsley", had crept all over the BBC...
TV and Radio
13 February 2006
The BBC 5 Live website is incredibly weird. When I visited it the other day, I almost laughed out loud. Take the "...
TV and Radio
06 February 2006
An update on my search for breakfast-time listening. This past week, Christian O'Connell began his new show on Virgin...
TV and Radio
30 January 2006
Winifred Robinson is wasted on You and Yours, Radio 4's daily consumer moan. She has a good voice, and a straight way...
TV and Radio
23 January 2006
Back to my hunt for breakfast listening. My boyfriend has a thing about Penny Gore, the velvet-voiced presenter of...
TV and Radio
16 January 2006
I know I was supposed to be investigating breakfast shows, but that will have to wait: another matter has conspired to...
Books
16 January 2006
Before you rush to take offence, let me make one thing clear. I am not a starver, or a dieter, or the kind of mean-...
TV and Radio
09 January 2006
I have made several radio New Year resolutions. The first is to forswear listening to things that I know will make me...
Culture
19 December 2005
When, three years ago, I began telling people that my strange-looking beech-and-chrome Evoke DAB radio had changed my...
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...

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