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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
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
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.
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...
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...
An embellished 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...