Sharon Rooney is best known for playing Rae – the lovable yet troubled lead in E4’s My Mad Fat Diary. But she has come a long way from her TV debut. And, indeed, from her “typical Scottish upbringing”. In fact, this year has seen her land parts in two major drama series, not to mention a role in Tim Burton’s new live-action version of Disney’s Dumbo. Coming from a Glaswegian family who had never really considered that acting might be a way to make a living, what would teenage Sharon think of this?
In the traditionally male-dominated world of the sitcom, Holly Walsh is the latest female writer to find success. Last year, the stand-up comedian’s “middle-class mum sitcom” Motherland – which she co-wrote with Catastrophe’s Sharon Horgan – was picked up after being piloted as part of the BBC’s Sitcom Season. This year she’s back with her very own pilot, which is the first in the run of BBC Two’s New On Two strand. A narrative comedy, Walsh’s The Other One is about a girl called Catherine Walcott.
The Undateables is back for a seventh series. The award-winning dating show follows people living with a variety of different conditions through the highs and lows of finding love. It has proved to be a hugely popular ratings hit, with Channel 4 commissioning a further two series to follow on from this one. One of the reasons for the continued success is the genuine care and thought that goes into the matchmaking.
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".