Why we love the Shipping Forecast
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The Shipping Forecast is 150 years old

The Shipping Forecast is issued by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

The lyrical weather report for the seas around the British Isles has inspired the likes of Blur, Radiohead, The Prodigy and Carol Ann Duffy.

Animation by Cognitive. Read by Radio 4 announcer Chris Aldridge.

  • 24 Aug 2017
  • From the section UK
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