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The famous BBC Radio 4 Shipping Forecast, recorded from 198 kHz Long Wave at 00:48 on 09/04/2014 in Dublin, Ireland; 300km from the transmission site in Droitwich. Also includes the closedown and handover to the BBC World Service at 01:00.
The only time that the shipping forecast has been read on both radio and tv as part of the Arena Radio Night in 1993. The forecast is read by Laurie MacMillan. Broadcast Saturday 18 December 1993 on Radio 4/BBC2 (or more accurately in the early hours of Sunday 19th) Read more about the shipping forecast, and hear more audio here: http://andywalmsley.blogspot.fr/2011/03/shipping-forecast.html
a very old cassette recording ( date unknown ) of the shipping forecast from bbc radio 4. recorded on the the boots ctr500 machine in the picture.
BBC Radio 4's Brian Perkins reads Les Barker's version of 'The Shipping Forecast' from Guide Cats for the Blind; a series of four CD's released to help raise funds for 'The British Computer Association of the Blind. www.bcab.org.uk More at http://www.pattynanmedia.com/ + http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/coast/shipping/ Les Barker Is Due To Perform Monologues, Poems & Parodies at the Following Culture Emporia Tour Dates 2015 & 2016 November 2015 Sat 14. Alice Cross Centre, 1-3 Bitton Park Road, Teignmouth, Devon TQ14 9BT Sat 28. The Guildhall, Donegal House, Bore Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6LU December 2015 Mon 7. Warwick Folk Club, Warwick Arms Hotel, High Street, Warwick WCV34 4AT Tel: 01527 401121 Tickets £8.00 -- From 7:30 p.m. Mon 14. Herga Folk Club, Pinner Gre...
We look at the history of the Met Office shipping forecast.
Ever wondered how the shipping forecast was being received out at sea ? Well, here it is onboard a ship anchored in a sheltered anchorage off the Isle of Wight,UK . On the ships bridge ,the officer of the watch tunes into BBC Radio 4 and the distinctive sound of "Sailing By" lets him know he's on time and on the right frequency. Then he has to note down the details of the weather forecast for the sea areas in which the ship might expect to journey though within the next 24 -48 hrs, in this case THAMES, DOVER, WIGHT ,PORTLAND . This information will be used by the ships Captain in deciding when to heave up the anchor and continue on passage after sheltering from the weather.This film is a tribute to all professional seafarers who continue to record the BBC Shipping Forecast in this way, 24/...
The shipping forecast is a radio broadcast - that began in 1924 and can still be heard four times a day - which provides weather forecasts and storm warnings for the seas around the British Isles. In this video you can learn a bit about its history and also learn how to interpret the forecast - make sure your sound is turned on! For more information on the history of the shipping forecast, check out this page on the Met Office website: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/learning/weather-and-history/shipping-forecast-history You can view today's shipping forecast here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/marine-shipping-forecast
This is "Sailing By" composed by Ronald Binge in 1963, and performed by the Alan Perry/William Gardner Orchestra, and is the version used by the BBC for its late night shipping forecast. Sailing By is played every night on BBC Radio 4 at around 00:45hrs before the late Shipping Forecast. Its tune is repetitive, assisting in its role of serving as a signal for sailors tuning in to be able to easily identify the radio station. It also functions as a buffer — depending on when the final programme before closedown finishes, Sailing By (or part of it) is played as a 'filler' as the shipping forecast starts at 00:48hrs precisely. The initial reason for its introduction was because of the indeterminate finish time for the preceding Midnight News, leading to filling music being played until the...