Why We Love The Shipping Forecast
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The BBC is an iconic British institution and one of the world’s most respected broadcasters, spanning television, radio, film and the internet. Renowned for its public service ethic, ‘Aunty Beeb’ is a fundamental part of the cultural fabric of Britain.
The Shipping Forecast, which is broadcast on BBC Radio 4, is an essential guide to weather conditions and visibility for the seas around Great Britain. It’s also a British institution, enjoyed by mariners and land lubbers alike. Discover how its strict format, which gives clear instructions on general weather conditions, gale warnings and more detailed local conditions for marked areas of the sea, is like a siren song, reinforcing Britain’s island identity. From those in peril on the sea, to those tucked up safely in their beds we see how the Shipping Forecast connects us at an instinctive level.