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Your search for posts with tags containing TV & Radio found 8 posts

The Great Fire

In this new stripped three part special Dan Jones, Suzannah Lipscomb and Rob Bell take a fresh look at the Great Fire of London by walking the actual route the fire took across London, hour-by-hour, street-by-street and in the process uncover what really...
From: Suzannah Lipscomb on 28 May 2017

Elizabeth I

In May 2017, Suzannah Lipscomb and Dan Jones presented their new three-part docudrama on Elizabeth I. Co-written by the presenters and director Christopher Holt, the show starred Lily Cole and Felicity Dean as Elizabeth I. It reached 2.2m viewers in its...
From: Suzannah Lipscomb on 27 May 2017

Insert Name Here

Comedy panel show Insert Name Here returns in 2017 for a second series, and Suzannah was delighted to appear in two episodes, which air on Monday 16th January and Monday 30th January, both at 10pm on BBC Two.
From: Suzannah Lipscomb on 12 Jan 2017

Great Lives – C.S. Lewis

  On 3 January 2017, Great Lives aired on BBC Radio 4, with presenter Matthew Parris being joined by Suzannah and priest-poet Malcolm Guite, to discuss Suzannah’s choice for a Great Life – C.S. Lewis. The programme received...
From: Suzannah Lipscomb on 9 Jan 2017

Celebrity Antiques Road Trip

Kate Williams and Suzannah went a-travelling for Celebrity Antiques Road Trip, which aired on BBC 2 on 13 December 2016. It was tremendous amounts of fun, even if Suzannah bought some really dodgy things. Suzannah was paired with antiques expert...
From: Suzannah Lipscomb on 14 Dec 2016

Hidden Killers of the Post-War Home

In this fifth episode of the popular Hidden Killers strand, Dr Suzannah Lipscomb explores the time when British people embraced modern design for the first time after years of austerity and self-denial. This first aired on Wednesday 25th May 2016 on BBC...
From: Suzannah Lipscomb on 26 May 2016

Henry VIII and His Six Wives

Suzannah Lipscomb and Dan Jones co-wrote and co-presented Henry VIII and His Six Wives, a four-part series for Channel 5, which aired in April and May 2016.
From: Suzannah Lipscomb on 9 Jul 2016

This Week

On 28th April 2016, Suzannah went on This Week to chat with Andrew Neil about the preservation of historic buildings, and whether Parliament should be relocated.
From: Suzannah Lipscomb on 28 Apr 2016

Notes on Post Tags Search

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This is a search for tags/categories assigned to blog posts by their authors. The terminology used for post tags varies across different blog platforms, but WordPress tags and categories, Blogspot labels, and Tumblr tags are all included.

This search feature has a number of purposes:

1. to give site users improved access to the content EMC has been aggregating since August 2012, so they can look for bloggers posting on topics they're interested in, explore what's happening in the early modern blogosphere, and so on.

2. to facilitate and encourage the proactive use of post categories/tags by groups of bloggers with shared interests. All searches can be bookmarked for reference, making it possible to create useful resources of blogging about specific news, topics, conferences, etc, in a similar fashion to Twitter hashtags. Bloggers could agree on a shared tag for posts, or an event organiser could announce one in advance, as is often done with Twitter hashtags.

Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

This is the basic structure:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.