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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
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.
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 July 2017 Sat 8. Moonbeams Festival, Wold Top Brewery, Hunmanby Grange, Wold Newton, Driffield YO25 3HS Sat 22. Music on the Marr Village Green, Castle Carrock, Cumbria CA8 9LU Wed 26. Banbury Folk Club Banbury Cross Inn, 7 Butchers Row, Banbury, Oxon OX16 5JH August 2017 Thur 3. Wickham Festival Blind Lane, Wickham, Hampshire PO17 5HD Sat 19. Whit...
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...
The Met Office have produced uninterrupted marine forecasts for 150 years. Starting with gale warnings in 1867, these developed into the shipping forecast as we know it today. This video gives a brief history of how marine forecasts began. Get the forecast at your fingertips with our NEW app! iOS: http://apple.co/1TuKd5t Android: http://bit.ly/27QQB0C
If you're English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh or a close European neighbour and of a certain age I hope this video has brought back some happy childhood memories. If you're not one of the above but know someone who is, someone who perhaps emigrated to your country, this will remind them of days gone by. Please send them this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qpxt-LvWboo to this video, so that they can hear the Great British Shipping Forecast, one more time. This is a free subscription channel.
The BBC Radio 4 shipping forecast, a British institution and still relevant for today's mariners. I find the narration has a hypnotizing quality, and I hope this film translates that feeling. The shipping forecast is broadcast on BBC Radio 4, three times a day.
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.
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. ...
And now the ASMR Shipping Forecast, issued by ASMRadio on behalf of the Tingles and Eargasms Agency at 0048 today. **Whispers / Mouth Sounds / Music** "The Shipping Forecast is immensely popular with the British public; it daily attracts listeners in the hundreds of thousands – far more than actually require it. Peter Jefferson, who read the Forecast for 40 years until 2009, says that he received letters from across the UK saying that the 0048 broadcast helped them get to sleep after a long day." For more info on the forecast: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shipping_Forecast 2:37 Musical intro ends ("Sailing By" composed by Ronald Binge 1963, performed by the Alan Perry/William Gardner Orchestra) 15:48 Broadcast ends with the Greenwich Time Signal, leading into some background/histor...
We look at the history of the Met Office shipping forecast.
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 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 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