He returned from his improbable seven-month stay in Italy to be with his daughter in hospital. The chance of terrorising her mother into the bargain was a bonus. Walford’s veteran, legendary, skinhead had also arrived just in time to save the show. Steve McFadden is the one star who’s worth the money whatever the BBC are paying him. EastEnders without Phil is like the royal family without Her Majesty. Call him the Queen of Albert Square if you like (but probably not to his face).
The good news was we knew Game of Thrones could only be better than last week. Ed Sheeran wasn’t in it for a start. Season Seven’s opener was the worst episode in the show’s illustrious ancient history, destined to be remembered for Sheeran’s gormless cameo – a blatant PR stunt that may yet be the moment the series ‘jumped the shark’ (lost it). The rest was just…dull. Episode Two (titled ‘Stormborn’) launched the penultimate season into action.
It was a strangely disastrous week for the hero in Poldark. Yes, another one. So relentlessly bad you began to wonder whether Captain Ross could even be the hero at all if he couldn’t make anything go right. By the end of the episode the only relationship running smoothly was with his horse. And even that magnificent beast was getting fed up charging back and forth along the cliff-top every five minutes. His marriage to Demelza was certainly at crisis point. (Poldark’s that is, not the horse’s.)
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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
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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".