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.
Channel 4's new documentary, which tackles immigration in Sheffield, has an intriguing cast - but fails to delve below the surface.
This Is London: Life and Death in the World City by Ben Judah should be mandatory reading for every MP.
On Channel 4's new foreign drama platform Walter Presents, Spin is French and sexy, and Clan a dark Belgian comedy. Plus: The Real Marigold Hotel.
She was dismissed as an artist’s wife – or written out of the story – but now at last it’s time for Mary Seton Watts’s big reveal.
Making a Murderer makes me heartsick, but it was clearly a labour of love - unlike Channel 4's Manchester’s Serial Killer?
Comedy used to be run by middle-aged men making Goons references. But new series Tracey Ullman's Show and Crashed are a brilliant reminder that women are increasingly claiming territory.
War and Peace is so luxurious, it must have a budget even bigger than Alan Yentob's taxi bill. Plus: Beowulf.
Those Tory vultures who deludedly believe that the public won’t mind if the BBC is dismantled would do well to scan the Christmas schedules.
The show’s expertise seems to be leaching away. Too often, its journalists end up telling me something I already know.
I’ve seen Channel 4's The Murder Detectives described elsewhere as “gripping”. I’m going to come over all honest and transgressive, and tell you that I was quite often quite bored.
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