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
21 February 2013
Capitol Punishment.
TV and Radio
14 February 2013
All that jazz. . . again.
TV and Radio
07 February 2013
Escape from orange county.
Culture
31 January 2013
Bob Servant Independent BBC4 Well, that’ll teach me to use hyperbole. In my last column, I reviewed Blandings...
Culture
24 January 2013
"Blandings" and "Utopia" reviewed.
TV and Radio
17 January 2013
Borgen BBC4 Why do people go on about Borgen and how great it is? Are they genuinely gripped by it? Or are they, as...
Culture
03 January 2013
There are lots of things I definitely don’t want to see on television this year. Please, no more documentaries...
TV and Radio
19 December 2012
Christmas TV Various channels Are you Downton, or Midwife? Officially, I’m neither. Call the Midwife is dumb...
Culture
13 December 2012
Inside Claridge’s BBC2 Some people are painfully naive about poverty; they have absolutely no idea what it...
TV and Radio
06 December 2012
Mother of all Christmases.
TV and Radio
29 November 2012
Goodnight Britain BBC1 The Dark Ages: an Age of Light BBC4 There’s nothing worse than a good idea badly...
Culture
22 November 2012
The Aristocrats Channel 4 If you’ve been paying attention, you will know that I usually like very much indeed...
Culture
15 November 2012
Newsnight BBC2 I’m not sure we’ve had quite enough BBC stories on the BBC this past week, are you? Yes,...
TV and Radio
08 November 2012
Nick Nickleby BBC1 I don’t suppose many of you have noticed that a 21st-century update of Dickens, Nick...
TV and Radio
01 November 2012
A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss BBC4 Mark Gatiss must live quite close to me, because I see him quite often...

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