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Don't worry, there will still be a Shipping Forecast today/tonight.
February 18, 2013 11:53 AM   Subscribe

Author Nick Harkaway takes care of it during the BBC reporter strike. (slTumblr)
posted by Kitteh (20 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
I've been listening to this instead all day.
posted by dng at 12:00 PM on February 18, 2013


I always love it when Neil Nunes does the Shipping Forecast. His voice is so great. (I have a thing for really good voices.)
posted by Kitteh at 12:04 PM on February 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Shipping Forecast == Britain's This American Life
posted by Foci for Analysis at 12:04 PM on February 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


...goodwife, elegant blimp, crouton, 4...
...land's end, gargoyles, precipitation later...
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 12:05 PM on February 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


In America there is the shopping forecast.
posted by srboisvert at 12:08 PM on February 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is well out of order.
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic at 12:08 PM on February 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


Rockall: sod all wind; heavy showers, absolutely incredible
posted by Talkie Toaster at 12:28 PM on February 18, 2013


Tears for Fears used the shipping forecast once in a b-side instrumental: Pharoahs. Anyone else have any other examples?
posted by JoeZydeco at 12:30 PM on February 18, 2013


This Is A Low by Blur was inspired by the shipping forecast, but doesn't actually use any samples of it.
posted by dng at 12:56 PM on February 18, 2013


Windpower by Thomas Dolby.
posted by Hogshead at 1:05 PM on February 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


There's something similar about halfway through this. It was confusing and unnerving when I first played it in the car and didn't expect it.
posted by fedorafennec at 1:16 PM on February 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


I recently had to explain to my American wife why I own a dishcloth with a map of shipping areas on it.
posted by w0mbat at 2:11 PM on February 18, 2013 [6 favorites]


w0mbat, I now need to own that.
posted by Kitteh at 2:20 PM on February 18, 2013


See also Braces Tower - The General Synopsis
posted by inflatablekiwi at 3:12 PM on February 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Mrs. Bale will be pleased. [Obscureferencefilter]
posted by fairmettle at 3:24 PM on February 18, 2013


The Master Singers
Shipping forecast at 55s and backstory
posted by pantsrobot at 4:39 PM on February 18, 2013


Black Books changed the Shipping Forecast for me. Moderate, coming good.
posted by zamboni at 4:46 PM on February 18, 2013 [4 favorites]


Yeah, I had a recent erotic dream about Peter Serafinowicz and I feel sure that Fran's reaction was something my brain had stored away for later use.
posted by Kitteh at 5:06 PM on February 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Another take, from Cassetteboy.
posted by anarch at 5:08 PM on February 18, 2013


I thought I heard it during the Olympics opening ceremony and Wikipedia just confirmed it for me: "In the 2012 opening ceremony for the Olympic Games in London, the shipping forecast was played in the opening part of the production with Elgar's 'Nimrod' to represent the British Isles."
posted by champagneminimalist at 5:22 AM on February 19, 2013


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