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!