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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.
Its excitements lay not in revisiting John Cooper’s inexplicably horrible crimes, but in building a case, bit by bit, against the clock.
I'm quite sure it says nothing good at all about me that I'm really into this outlandish period drama, starring Elle Fanning as Catherine, Empress of Russia.
The highs and lows of festive viewing, from Regency drama to TV’s crummiest game show.
New Statesman critic Rachel Cooke chooses her top programmes of the year.
I know some people find this sort of thing, rope initials and all, comforting. But it doesn’t soothe me.
Three episodes in and I’m obsessed with Industry, a drama in which pretty much every character is completely horrible.
The performances are wonderful, especially those of the women.
Gillian Anderson might be the best Thatcher ever seen on screen – but Emma Corrin steals the show as Diana.
Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant make for an unbelievable couple in this new TV thriller without thrills.
The new series just shouts "bum" a lot, and hopes its audience is desperate enough to titter.