How well do you know the shipping forecast?

They're read out every single night on BBC Radio 4 – but can you put the sea areas in the right shipping forecast in order?

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The Shipping Forecast has been riding the radio waves for over 90 years, and has become a strange fascination for Radio 4 listeners – even if they’re safely tucked up in bed rather than sailing the high seas.

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Peter Jefferson, who read the forecast for over 40 years, will be at this year’s Radio Times Festival talking about the history of those ship-shape regions, and what it’s like to be a part of this British radio ritual.

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Until then, here’s a little quiz for everyone who drifts off to sleep to Sailing By every night – from Dogger to Viking via Fisher and FitzRoy, can you put all 30 areas in order? 

Radio Times Festival: And Now the Shipping Forecast, Friday 25th September


Discover the Secrets of the Shipping Forecast at the Radio Times Festival