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BBC Annual Report 2013-14: At a glance.... Too many Weather Presenters ?

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BBC Annual Report 2013-14: At a glance.... Too many Weather Presenters ?

This is where your License fee, amongst other Income, goes.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-28401160
Also contains BBC Policy.

Why does the BBC waste your money on so many weather forecasters?
One forecast last week - and a dozen different faces across the country
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2699451/Why-does-BBC-waste-money-weather-forecasters-One-for...
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Re: BBC Annual Report 2013-14: At a glance.... Too many Weather Presenters ?

The BBCs national forecasters are employed by the Met Office. The regional forecasters are reporters that also cover the weather as well as other things and are employed by the BBC.
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Re: BBC Annual Report 2013-14: At a glance.... Too many Weather Presenters ?

We were having this discussion a few months ago. The question was, "how many weather forecasters are there on the BBC?" There's 18 listed here http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/about/19119489 who you can think of as the core presenters at W1A. Then there's all of the regional presenters. We suspect there's some 40 in total. Anyone know the real number?
There's a few presenters worthy of mention who are doing real weather research in real hostile environments on their days off screen. But are they forecasting on the BBC? Yesterday's cloudburst across the SE was obvious on both image and radar, but was not forecast a few hours earlier on the BBC weather which suggested a some "showers". Are they forecasting or just presenting the graphics printed from the central computer? And if they are just presenting, why do we need guys with a Masters in Meteorology when the presenters from Babestation could do the same job? Or is that the ITV Weather? Hold that thought.
gswindale
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Re: BBC Annual Report 2013-14: At a glance.... Too many Weather Presenters ?

Quick question - how many ITV weather presenters are there?
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Re: BBC Annual Report 2013-14: At a glance.... Too many Weather Presenters ?

and how many does it take to read the news ?
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Re: BBC Annual Report 2013-14: At a glance.... Too many Weather Presenters ?

Look at it this way
@Least they are employed
Therefore they could be claiming us taxpayers money by being on the dole, so
What is / are the actual issue(s) at hand ?Huh
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Re: BBC Annual Report 2013-14: At a glance.... Too many Weather Presenters ?

yes but would they be getting more money or less money from us if they were on the dole ?
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Re: BBC Annual Report 2013-14: At a glance.... Too many Weather Presenters ?

That would be dependent on how clever they could work the system, I suppose
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Re: BBC Annual Report 2013-14: At a glance.... Too many Weather Presenters ?

Quote from: geofftswin
Quick question - how many ITV weather presenters are there?

About four.
Cool Another question - that's NOT related to benefits or migrants which is where EVERY SINGLE THREAD ENDS UP ON
At any one time, how many BBC weather presenters are pregnant or on maternity leave?