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.
Rachel Cooke reviews Troy and 24 Hours in Police Custody.
The writers of McMafia could learn a lot from David Hare’s new drama.
Shirin and Unity Spencer are shown as tiny, bent-over women with a deeper understanding of a flawed man.
The middle classes perform their roles quite happily, like so many loudly clapping seals.
A feeling persists that the actors and director are trying to pass an electric current through a jelly.
The Druids, for instance, are straight out of Shameless.
The manic new eight-parter about the globalisation of organised crime feels like it belongs on Netflix.
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Shame on the person – a man, surely? – who commissioned this Channel 4 programme.
In this BBC Storyville documentary, Danny Ben-Moshe tells an extraordinary tale.