Do not be fooled by the title. At no point during Gordon Ramsay on Cocaine (ITV) was the chef actually “on” cocaine. Bit of a shame, I thought, as it could have made for interesting television. Nevertheless, the first instalment of this two-part documentary was a triumph. The UK has a serious problem with the Class A drug. There has been a 400 per cent increase in use over the past 20 years (we now consume 30 tonnes of the stuff every year), and cocaine-related deaths are at an all-time high.
Honestly, I have nothing against Sue Perkins. She made me laugh like anything on The Great British Bake Off. And as our tour guide in the first episode of new, three-part series The Ganges with Sue Perkins (BBC One), she was warm, sometimes very funny, and completely at ease with everybody she met, from a hermit living high up in the mountains to the owner of one of India's fastest-growing consumer goods companies. But do we really need yet another celebrity-fronted travelogue?
When I run my own newspaper, there will be no interviews, no assessment days. Hell, I don’t even want to see a CV. Every journalist will be hired based on their ability to do one thing and one thing only: to write something original about The Apprentice (BBC One). After 13 series, everything, surely, has been said already. You could, for example, point out that the tasks are meaningless.
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".