And Now the Shipping Forecast

With a look at how technological progress has intervened in the collation, production, and transmission of the Shipping Forecast, this book shows how the broadcasts earned such a deep-rooted place in the audiences' psyche.

And Now the Shipping Forecast

This affectionate look at the revered British radio broadcast surveys the history and lore of the four-times daily announcements of weather reports and forecasts for the seas around the coasts of the British Isles. Written from the perspective of an announcer who read the on-air forecast for nearly 40 years, this book begins with the genesis of the forecast itself. This narrative spans from 19th-century inventions of the Beaufort wind scale and Fitzroy's barometer and the founding of the British Meteorological Office to maritime codes, conventions, and traditions and life on the ocean wave. With a look at how technological progress has intervened in the collation, production, and transmission of the Shipping Forecast, this book shows how the broadcasts earned such a deep-rooted place in the audiences' psyche.

More Books:

And Now the Shipping Forecast
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Peter Jefferson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-04-01 - Publisher: Uit Cambridge Limited

This affectionate look at the revered British radio broadcast surveys the history and lore of the four-times daily announcements of weather reports and forecasts for the seas around the coasts of the British Isles. Written from the perspective of an announcer who read the on-air forecast for nearly 40 years,
The Shipping Forecast
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Nic Compton
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-01 - Publisher: Random House

The rhythmic lullaby of ‘North Utsire, South Utsire’ has been lulling the nation’s insomniacs to sleep for over 90 years. It has inspired songs, poetry and imaginations across the globe – as well as providing a very real service for the nation’s seafarers who might fall prey to storms and
The Shipping Forecast Puzzle Book
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Alan Connor
Categories: Games & Activities
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-05 - Publisher: Random House

Attention all Shipping Forecast fans. Set sail on a voyage unlike any other... Each day, millions tune in to hear the Shipping Forecast's unique cadence and poetry, words thatturn our island landscape into something strangeand magical. It's almost like a puzzle to be solved... The Shipping Forecast Puzzle Book tests
Spaces of Longing and Belonging
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Alan Connor
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-01 - Publisher: BRILL

Spaces of Longing and Belonging contains theoretical and interpretative studies of spatiality centered on a variety of literary and cultural contexts. The essays provide a collection of innovative scholarship on central questions relating to literary spatiality in a context of increased global awareness.
Attention All Shipping
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Charlie Connelly
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-06-02 - Publisher: Hachette UK

This solemn, rhythmic intonation of the shipping forecast on BBC radio is as familiar as the sound of Big Ben chiming the hour. Since its first broadcast in the 1920s it has inspired poems, songs and novels in addition to its intended objective of warning generations of seafarers of impending