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.
I loved Birthday, but the bloggers were mostly unable to see beyond personal experience in the matter of art.
I would love to have been in the meeting when Mellor pitched this version of her drama.
Dominic West and Ruth Wilson are wonderful actors, but no one can claim that The Affair is Mad Men-style high art.
Jonathan Strange is an oddly lacklustre affair, aimed, it seems to me, at a generation brought up on Harry Potter.
For thrills, I would take that exit poll over Judi Dench and Jude Law any day.
Set in a Manchester police station, Paul Abbott's No Offence shines with wit and human insight.
With Tom Hughes as lead and a script by Toby Whithouse, The Game gives us a lot to like - but doesn't do enough to surprise.
The mockumentary's second season opens with an hour long special - but some of it hits a bit too close to home.
Six months of treatment for cancer? A mere £30,000 at London's most exclusive clinics.
Why don't I have children? The answer is simple: I never reached the point where I wanted them.
Whether it's tweeting about his enemies, or using his children as advisers, Donald J Trump is not a conventional president. We need a strong media to hold the new US president - and other world leaders - to account.
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