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Chris Tookey

Freelance Journalist — Freelance
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Covers:  television shows, film, theatre, radio, culture, pop culture, current affairs, celebrities

Chris was for 20 years movie critic for the Daily Mail & prior to that the Sunday Telegraph. He is still writing for

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Christopher Tookey


Since 2002 and ongoing: Latest version of Tookey’s Film Guide, the biggest and most authoritative collection of film criticism in the world

2013: The Trophy Hunter. First of a series of mystery thrillers.

2013: Superhero. First of a series of ...

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Sep 19, 2017

My fantasy fiction Scilly Seasons &comedy thriller The Football Manager Murders have both managed to find a publisher for next year. Hooray!

Sep 19, 2017

I'm talking about my new book "Better Criticism" at the Universities of Westminster & East Anglia, and the National Theatre. I'm available!

Sep 06, 2017

"Better Criticism: 10 Commandments for a Dying Art" is published by Arena Books on October 3rd. Please order a copy and write a review!

Jul 06, 2017

Re Radio 4's Thursday puzzle, Justin is telling the truth. It's the only solution that works.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I edited Isis at Oxford University, which was an instructive and enjoyable experience.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I used to use a typewriter but computers are wonderful inventions - I'm all Appled up.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

For me, journalism is telling the truth, however unpopular - and, in doing so, write in as entertaining and informative manner as possible.