There is no dearth of talent shows on the small screen. And BBC Brit has come up with another with Let It Shine, which is hosted by the witty Graham Norton and Mel Giedroyc. And they have brought out the big guns when it comes to the judging panel, helmed by Gary Barlow as the head judge (front man of Take That), TV personality Dannii Minogue, actor and singer Martin Kemp and former Glee actress, Amber Riley. The competition runs for eight weeks, where hopefuls are put through their paces.
Tom Hughes as Prince Albert in a scene from the Victoria Christmas special double-bill. Since the Victoria premiere last year, the period drama has become a resounding hit with TV buffs. Jenna Coleman, who was also in the romantic drama, Me Before You, is mesmerising in her role as Queen Victoria, with Tom Hughes matching her performance as Prince Albert. Interestingly, the Christmas special, which is set in 1846, is directed by Jim Loach. What can be expected?
On Wednesday, we docked at Pomene. The first boat transfer to the island was at 7.45am. Despite still being in bed, the buzz around disembarkation was so infectious that my mum and I ended up getting ready sooner than we had planned. It was a scorching hot day and as soon as we were seated on the transfer boat, we draped the beach towel around our exposed skin. As it drew closer to the shoreline, where the fine-grained white sand met the azure ocean, the desire to get off grew stronger.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".