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Ian McCaskill dies

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Ian McCaskill dies

BBC weatherman, Ian McCaskill has died aged 78

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38294661Ian McCaskill

 

 

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Minivanman
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Re: Ian McCaskill dies

I bet he never saw that coming! 

I know, bad joke Wink

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Re: Ian McCaskill dies

Hopefully, everywhere he goes, he'll always take the weather with him...

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Re: Ian McCaskill dies

More of a scientist than a 'prezentah' he wouldn't have made it through the audition process these days.  I remember his initial bumbling attempts at mastering the new system when they changed from the rotating 'toblerone' with a maximum of three images, to the computerised system with (i think) up to 64.  He would press the button twice by mistake and skip one image.  His sense of humour would shine through and brighten even the most dire forecast, for example when he said something like, "I'm wearing a red tie so they'll find me if I get lost in the snow".  He would occasionally pause in the middle of a sentence, possibly for effect, like when he said, "There will be rain all over (pause and lowering of voice) Scotland and Northern Ireland".  Above all he obviously knew what he was talking about and, unlike some of his successors, didn't put style before substance.

RIP Ian, I doubt I'll remember many of the other weathermen/-women as fondly.