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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.
They are fatuous beauty contests that are unendurably boring to watch.
It’s true that he was happy to discuss everything from drugs to cancer, but Elton John’s answers were accompanied by neither feeling nor reflection.
The story of alien invasion doesn’t so much speak to our times as bawl at them through a loudhailer.
The nation’s TV critics seemingly find themselves utterly unable to resist the series. Time to break ranks, I think.
The TV and books I loved best as a child flattered me by seeming to treat me as an adult: this adaptation will do the same for many children.
“Experiments” like this can’t hope to unpick the complex effect of such things as our genes and our toxic food culture on our bodies.
Writer Jack Thorn adds intensifying extra layers to his plot that other, inferior writers might consider unnecessary.
Abandon hope all ye who approach this sagging sofa.
Sharon Horgan and co’s clever, funny, oestrogen-fuelled comedy is an antidote to the patronising delusions of smug parents.
A female leader and sex symbol, played by a 74-year-old woman? Has this happened before?