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TV Weathermen (and ladies) Past and Present Quiz

How many of these weather forecasters do you recognise? 15 Questions.

 
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Let's start at the beginning. This is the BBC's first weatherman who gave the first televised weather forecast on 11th January 1954, which he continued until 1957. His name?

  • George Cowling
  • Jack Scott
  • Bill Giles
  • Graham Parker

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Staying with firsts, this is the BBC's first woman television weather presenter. She joined the Met office in 1957, moving to the other side of the camera in 1974 and stayed until 1978. Who is she?

  • Helen Willetts
  • Carol Kirkwood
  • Anne Purvis
  • Barbara Edwards

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This meteorologist, born in 1939, first graced our screens in 1972 after having worked as a lecturer at the Met office's training college. His name?

  • Ian McCaskill
  • Bill Giles
  • John Kettley
  • Graham Parker

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This is a weatherman who presented TV forecasts from 1963 until January 1974 and was on BBC radio from 1962 to 1974. I remember him, do you?

  • Michael Fish
  • Bert Foord
  • Peter Gibbs
  • Graham Parker

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Back to the ladies. This weather forecaster joined the BBC weather team in March 1989, appearing on a range of channels including Breakfast News from 1992. She is?

  • Anne Purvis
  • Suzanne Charlton
  • Helen Willetts
  • Carol Kirkwood

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A very popular weatherman, although some people could not understand him because he used to speak so fast. Remember his puppet on Spitting Image with the huge glasses and the 'helloo'?

  • Peter Gibbs
  • John Hammond
  • Jack Scott
  • Ian McCaskill

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Who can forget this weather forecaster, whose coverage of the great storm of 1987 was a tad inaccurate! No more clues needed - who is he?

  • John Hammond
  • Michael Fish
  • Peter Gibbs
  • Jack Scott

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Another popular weatherman now, this one was on our screens from 1963 to December 1973. The following May, he was guest on Roy Plomley's Desert Island Discs. His name?

  • Ian McCaskill
  • Bert Foord
  • John Kettley
  • Peter Gibbs

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Right up to date now. This meteorologist is best known for her weather reports on BBC Breakfast where she has been the main weather presenter since 1998. Who is she?

  • Barbara Edwards
  • Suzanne Charlton
  • Carol Kirkwood
  • Anne Purvis

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This weatherman made his debut as a forecaster with BBC Norwich's Look East in 1993. He has broadcast across all BBC channels since 1998. Remember?

  • Peter Gibbs
  • Jack Scott
  • John Kettley
  • John Hammond

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This weatherman spent around 7 years as Met office broadcaster at ITV, before joining the BBC Weather Centre in Spring 1993. Who is he?

  • Matt Taylor
  • Francis Wilson
  • John Kettley
  • John Hammond

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The last female forecaster here - a regular on BBC News/World News/Red Button/Radio 4 as well as BBC1. Starting off in Cardiff in 1994, she moved to London in 1997. Her name?

  • Helen Willetts
  • Anne Purvis
  • Barbara Edwards
  • Suzanne Charlton

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This weatherman was the longest-serving weather forecaster since the departure of Michael Fish. He started in 1991, presenting his final broadcast in 2011. He is?

  • John Kettley
  • Rob McElwee
  • Bill Giles
  • Jack Scott

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This radio and TV weather forecaster was the subject of a 1988 novelty pop song by 'A Tribe of Toffs' (-------- is a Weatherman). Remember it?

  • Francis Wilson
  • Matt Taylor
  • Graham Parker
  • John Kettley

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And finally, this was the BBC's 20th weather forecaster who made his debut in May 1969 - staying with them until his retirement in 1983, aged 60. Who was he?

  • Rob McElwee
  • Jack Scott
  • Bert Foord
  • George Cowling

 

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