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.
Maigret Sets a Trap and The A Word reviewed.
Plus: why the ending of Happy Valley left me bereft.
Though my loathing for Downton borders on the pathological, I am keen on Trollope - but while Doctor Thorne is not bad, it's not great, either. Plus: Cooked.
I couldn't fathom the purpose of this dollop of heritage television, so ivy-clad it'll soon be available on DVD from the National Trust. Plus: Murder.
Even when the series is gripping, I keep being distracted by Travolta's weirdly unmoving face. Plus: The Night Manager.
I can't remember the last time I was so bored by a big-budget TV show. In fact, I only made it halfway through the first episode.
From Sally Wainwright's fantastic writing to its peerless cast, Happy Valley is a quietly powerful gem.
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.
The Zombie PM