Attention All Shipping - A Journey Round The Shipping Forecast

by Charlie Connelly

The shipping forecast on BBC radio is as familiar as the sound of Big Ben chiming the hour.

Yet recognisable though the

sea areas are by name, few people give much thought to where they are or what they contain.

So Charlie Connelly sets off

on a journey into the forecast to find out.

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01North Utsire, South Utsire, Cromarty2004062120111114 (BBC7)
20111118 (BBC7)
20120930 (BBC7)

by Charlie Connelly

The shipping forecast on BBC radio is as familiar as the sound of Big Ben chiming the hour.

Yet recognisable though the

sea areas are by name, few people give much thought to where they are or what they contain.

So Charlie Connelly sets off

on a journey into the forecast to find out.Read by Tom Goodman Hill

Abridged by Beatrice ColiN.

Charlie Connelly's voyage in search of the Shipping Forecast sets off from a Norwegian island.

Tom Goodman-Hills reads.

Charlie Connelly's voyage sets off from a Norwegian island.

Charlie Connelly ends his voyage by discovering some legendary whiskey and land younger than himself.

Charlie Connelly ends his voyage by discovering some legendary whiskey.

Charlie Connelly's voyage in search of the Shipping Forecast starts from a Norwegian isle.

Charlie Connelly's voyage in search of the Shipping Forecast sets off from a Norwegian island. Tom Goodman-Hills reads.

02Dogger, Fisher, German Bight2004062220111115 (BBC7)

'I cursed the arbitrary nature of the shipping forecast map for forcing me to spend a weekend of my life here.'.

Charlie Connelly's quest takes in 'the St Tropez of the North' and 'the most boring place in the world.' Tom Goodman-Hills reads.

Charlie Connelly's quest takes in 'the most boring place in the world.'.

03Wight, Portland, Fitzroy2004062320111116 (BBC7)

'There is probably no better place to earn a sense of your own mortality than the headland at Finisterre'.

Charlie Connelly travels to a literary island, the Portland Race and the End of the World.

Tom Goodman-Hills reads.

04Fastnet, Irish Sea, Rockall2004062420111117 (BBC7)

I wasn't able to visit the next sea area on the list, but then until relatively recently, more people had been to the moon than had been to Rockall.

Charlie Connelly visits the centre of Irish emigration and cycles the TT course (after a fashion).

Tom Goodman-Hills reads.

Charlie Connelly visits the centre of Irish emigration and cycles the TT course.

05 LASTHebrides, Faeroes, South East Iceland20040625

Believe me, you truly know you're getting on a bit when you're older than a flipping volcano.