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Have you ever thought "I wish I had more Shipping Forecast!"? Problem solved. Here it is. 5 Hours of the night time UK BBC Radio 4 Shipping Forecast. This might be useful to fall asleep to (bedtime mix) or you may wish to learn the locations of the names announced in the forecast. The Shipping Forecast turned 150 years old last week. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/aug/24/shipping-forecast-marks-150-years-service-bbc-met-office The recording contains the BBC continuity announcers: Jim Lee Neil Nunes Alan Smith Tom Sandars Luke Tuddenham Kathy Clugston Mairead Devlin Vijay Alles(?) - Can't find the spelling of this announcer anywhere. Please comment if you do know the correct name.
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
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...
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 Les Barker Tour Dates 2017 November 2017 Sat 18. Uppertown Social Centre Cullumbell Lane, Uppertown, Ashover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S45 0JF Tel: 01246 590502 Tickets £12.00 -- Doors 7:30 p.m. Mon 20. White Horse folk Club, The Conservative Club, Wylies Rd, Beverley, E. Yorks HU17 7AP Fri 24. Black Park Chapel, Black Park, Halton, Chirk, Wrexham, Wales LL14 5BB December 20...
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
We look at the history of the Met Office shipping forecast.
BACKGROUND The Shipping Forecast is a live BBC Radio broadcast of spoken weather reports and forecasts for the seas around the coasts of the British Isles. It is produced by the Met Office and broadcast by BBC Radio 4 on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. The forecasts sent over the Navtex system use a similar format and the same sea areas. The waters around the British Isles are divided into 31 sea areas, also known as weather areas (see map at close). There are four broadcasts per day at the following (UK local) times: 0048 – transmitted on FM and LW. Includes weather reports from an extended list of coastal stations at 0052 and an inshore waters forecast at 0055 and concludes with a brief UK weather outlook for the coming day. The broadcast finishes at approximately 0058. ...
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 has been broadcast by the BBC for more than 90 years. It has evolved into a quirky but much-loved national institution. Alan Bennett has described it as 'rather poetic'. My favourite reader is Kathy Clugston who is a contnuity announcer and newsreader for the BBC. For me she 'lives' the text in a way that other announcers do not.
The shipping forecast is an iconic British weather forecast produced by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. Get the forecast at your fingertips with our NEW app! iOS: http://apple.co/1TuKd5t Android: http://bit.ly/27QQB0C
This video is for our British friends. If you are not British then you may find this video utterly baffling. Like so many bookloving Brits, I grew up listening to the BBC Radio 4 Shipping Forecast. It's in my blood. Dogger, Fisher, German Bight - those shipping area names conjure up many images and memories. Not so long ago, I was reading The Hobbit to one of my daughters when the shipping forecast popped into my head as I stared at Tolkien's illustration of Thorin's map. Could the flow, style and unique cadence of the Shipping Forecast be adapted into the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and Smaug? Yes, easily. By the way, my favourite book about the Shipping Forecast is 'Attention All Shipping' by Charlie Connelly where the intrepid author visits all the shipping areas featured in t...
The TK Bremen ran aground Friday 16th December 2011 on the Brittany coast (storm Joachim) force 11. Wind max 155km/h Source audio BBC Weather. Naufrage du TK Bremen le 16 décembre 2011 sur les côtes bretonnes (tempête Joachim) force 11. Vent max 155km/h. Source audio BBC Weather.