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And Now the Shipping Forecast
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1. Prologue 2. The Genesis of The Shipping Forecast 3. Name changing but not name calling 4. The Meteorological Office 5. The Lighter Side 6. Unexpected Outside Broadcast 7. Sailing By and sailing by the seat of your pants 8. A Tale of Shipping Area Turbulence Part 1 9. Shedding some light - on Lighthouses 10. Codes, Conventions and Traditions 11. A Tale of Shipping Area Turbulence Part 2 12. Greenwich Means More Than Time 13. A Life on the Ocean Wave

1. Prologue 2. The Genesis of The Shipping Forecast 3. Name changing but not name calling 4. The Meteorological Office 5. The Lighter Side 6. Unexpected Outside Broadcast 7. Sailing By and sailing by the seat of your pants 8. A Tale of Shipping Area Turbulence Part 1 9. Shedding some light - on Lighthouses 10. Codes, Conventions and Traditions 11. A Tale of Shipping Area Turbulence Part 2 12. Greenwich Means More Than Time 13. A Life on the Ocean Wave

About the Author

Peter Jefferson joined the BBC in 1964. In 1969 he became an announcer and newsreader, first on the BBC World Service then across all the domestic BBC Radio networks, which included reading the Shipping Forecast for 40 years first on Radio 2 and later on Radio 4. He took early retirement in 2001 but continued working for Radio 4 in a freelance capcity until 2009 during which time he also appeared in several radio and TV programmes including plays on Radio 4 and vocally or as an actor on EastEnders, Panorama, My Family, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, The Mighty Boosh, The Bill, Peak Practice and Holby City. He currently reads the quotes on Radio 4's Quote... Unqote, and lives with his wife in Surrey.

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"For this daily dose of the beautiful to work, nothing is more important than the god who administers it. None has been more perfect in the last few years than Peter Jefferson, the voice of perfect modulation, the near-equal of the incomparable Charlotte Green, neither thin nor fruity, effortlessly clear, understanding that the beauty of the moment depends on restraint and the absence of any hint of doubt."

-- The Guardian

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