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Shipping Forecast

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Shipping Forecast

Shipping Forecast

Shipping Forecast

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In Britain, the Shipping Forecast is broadcast four times each day on BBC Radio 4. It is a poetic, authoritative and — to most people — meaningless communication which manages to draw a cult following. Host Scott Simon speaks with Alan Smith, a Radio 4 announcer, about the maritime report.