And Now the Shipping Forecast: A Tide of History Around Our Shores

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Product Details

Price
$19.99
Publisher
Uit Cambridge Ltd.
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.0 X 7.7 X 0.8 inches | 0.52 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781906860158

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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.

Reviews

"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
"A WW2 recording by Terry Grogan, naval engineer on HMS Hood, surfaces on ebay. He died when the Bismarck attacked the ship in 1941. Peter Jefferson, author of And now the shipping forecast tells of his joy at hearing the voice of his uncle who preferred to make recordings rather than to write letters." Interview, BBC https: //www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-devon-45425062/plymouth-navy-man-s-voice-from-1930s-heard-again