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.
There’s nothing else like this unnervingly quiet drama on our screens right now.
How credulous does Chris Chibnall think we are?
"It's not the vulgarity that makes you want to puke so much as the asininity" in BBC season of wealth.
Children get the best TV this year, says Rachel Cooke.
Christopher Jefferies stands for us all in the matter of what the newspapers can do to a person, should they happen to take against him.
Everyone is white, and everyone is rich – or about to be. Where’s the grit in that? But grit there is: it is stupid to assume that for a drama to be a hit, it must be filled with “people like us”.
A magazine peopled almost entirely by those who think Debrett’s New Guide to Etiquette and Modern Manners is full of genuinely useful advice.
I found it easy to keep my nostalgia in check. Tampering with evidence? Fitting up? Weird comments about “menopausal” shoplifters? No, thanks.
The Fall continues to be shot through with imagery that subtly (and often not so subtly) connects violence against women with sex.
It’s as if two sixth formers had watched a few old DVDs – The Dick Emery Show, Rising Damp, the odd episode of Bottom or Alan Partridge – then written down the first thing that came into their heads.
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