Ronnie Archer-Morgan played with the puppet as a boy when its creator Harry Corbett visited his children’s home. The miscellany dealer is visibly touched as he meets collector Sue, who brought the little yellow bear and his doggy companion Sweep to the roadshow held at Castle Howard in North Yorkshire. The glove puppets were owned by her father who made props for The Sooty Show for 20 years. The programme, first screened in 1948, is thought to be the longestrunning UK children’s TV series.
What's it like being global TV and film star Benedict Cumberbatch? Well it can be a little trying now, he reveals in London launching his new TV drama. While filming the opening scenes of The Child In Time in a supermarket, Cumberbatch says, “We were under pressure and had only 10 minutes before the store opened on a Sunday morning. I ran outside to look for her [his fictional daughter] and there were 200 or so fans shouting, ‘Can I have a selfie’?! I said, ‘Not now.
A couple of years later you give it up as a bad job. And TV shows? Well, you normally expect a series to outlive itself after five or so years – think Downton Abbey – before you hear people saying, “Is that still on the television?” Well, yes. Doc Martin (ITV, Wednesday) still is, and at the top of its game. So much so it would put car mechanics out of business. It also has the advantage of only appearing every two years, meaning that the lay off almost makes you forget just how good it was.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".