Tim Cooke

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Tim Cooke is a UK author and musician. His short stories The Priest[1] and Shopping List[2] are best known for the way they documented the physical and psychosocial environments of Hulme, Manchester, in the late 20th century.[3] His collection of stories in Ellipsis 1 detailed the impacts of toxic mental environments on isolated people living in socially deprived conditions.[4] Film director Penny Woolcock turned his novel The Principles of Lust into a feature film released in 2003.[5]

Cooke's anarcho-punk bands DUST and 15% Pus were known for their situationist activities in Manchester in the 1990s and part of the counterculture movement that transformed Hulme during that period. His work as a composer of original music for TV includes primetime programmes on BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Al Jazeera.[6] He composed the music for the BBC Two series The Spice Trail, a popular BBC Two series introduced by Kate Humble, and for the two-part documentary Leonardo’s Dream Machines (under the nom de plume Tim Ambion), where attempts are made to construct Leonardo da Vinci's inventions from his drawings.[7]


  1. Cooke, T. (2004). The Priest, in Bracket: A new generation in fiction. Comma Press. pp. 25–34. ISBN 1857547691. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  2. Cooke, T. (2005). Shopping List, in Ellipsis 1: Comma Short Stories. Comma Press. pp. 91–98. ISBN 0-9548280-2-X. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  3. "Short Stories". Time Out Magazine. 31 August 2015.
  4. "Ellipsis 1". City Life. 21 September 2005.
  5. Romney, Jonathan (14 March 2004). "Film Review: The Principles of Lust". The Independent. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  6. "Little Fish Artist Tim Cooke". littlefish.org.uk. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  7. "Leonardo's Dream Machines". imdb.com. Retrieved 29 April 2018.

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