Oops!

How did I miss this? I never have a clue what’s going on!

Well I thought it was funny, but apparently the speaker (Peter Jefferson, the voice behind the Shipping Forecast) is no longer working for the BBC as a continuity announcer.

The BBC says that’s a coincidence. I hope it is. It’d be a real shame for them to have given somebody the push for a trivial error that must have brought a smile to many faces.

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7 Responses to Oops!

  1. alan.sloman says:

    The BBC spokesman said “Peter has also been a great colleague and always a gentleman”

    It’s a great shame that the BBC seems to behaved in such an ungentlemanly fashion. It seems typical of the Corporation these days to be prepared to try to front out such obviously poor decisions.

    It was a very funny slip though!

  2. alan.sloman says:

    I just can’t help it – I have to keep coming back here to listen to it again and again! It’s side splittingly funny, for some reason!

  3. Hawthorns says:

    Maybe I’m out of step but I’d have thought that an organisation which, as part of its daily routine, covers wars, famines, earthquakes and more, would be pretty philosophical about a solitary, unguarded, slip of the tongue.

    Perhaps Peter Jefferson was just unlucky and the final decision rested with someone who has led a blameless and unblemished life.

    • peewiglet says:

      Perhaps Peter Jefferson was just unlucky and the final decision rested with someone who has led a blameless and unblemished life.

      LOL… yes, that was probably it!

  4. Michael says:

    You can see that the BBC are treading on egg shells, especially after the andrew sachs affair and other issues.

    They are just being so very careful not to offend middle England.
    However, it was a great loss to see him go 😦

    • peewiglet says:

      I sometimes feel that middle England is a little too easily offended. I’m sure nobody dashed out to beat somebody up as a result of unexpectedly hearing the dreaded ‘F’ word *g*

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