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Sixty years of BBC Weather

Sixty years ago today, the BBC made its first live weather broadcast.

George had the considerable stretch of four and half minutes to fill without the aid of a script.

To this day, weather is still presented without a script – the only regular broadcast on TV news without an Autocue safety net, so spare a thought if your presenter stumbles.

The 1970s didn’t just bring us flares and glam rock – it also saw the latest fashion in weather graphics. Yes – the famous magnetic symbols.

I have vague memories of the old 80s broadcasts with their magnetic weather symbols that never quite managed to stay where they were put!

BBC Weather – Sixty years of BBC Weather presenting.