A Climate of Change

A Climate of Change

by Bill Giles OBE, John Teather


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781539406457
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/02/2016
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

BILL GILES was born in Dittisham, near Dartmouth in Devon. He retired from the Met Office in January 2000 after leading the team of Broadcast Meteorologists since 1983 as the Senior Weatherman at the BBC Weather Centre. He first became interested in meteorology whilst at school in Crediton and joined the Meteorological Office at Exeter in January 1957. His broadcasting career began in 1972 when he transferred to the London Weather Centre to become part of the team forecasting for BBC Radio. He moved to television forecasting in 1975. In 1980 promotion took him back to Bracknell where he worked in public relations and then, in May 1983, returned to take charge of BBC Television's forecasting team, on the retirement of Jack Scott. October 1990 saw the publication of his book "The Weather Story", and he presented the BBC programme "The Weather Show".

Since his retirement, he has been a Director of Weather Index Ltd. He formed The Weather People Ltd with colleague John Teather. His hobbies include golf, cricket and gardening. He was awarded the O.B.E in the 1995 New Year's Honours for services to broadcast meteorology.

JOHN TEATHER trained as a professional photographer before joining the BBC in 1966 where he was a film editor working on a variety of programmes including 'Some Mothers do 'ave em". He joined the BBC Presentation Department as an Assistant Producer. In 1975 he directed Bill Giles's first broadcast. During this time he became more involved with weather and was responsible for the introduction of electronic weather graphics in 1985. He led the project for the BBC Weather Centre, which opened in September 1991, and five years later for the opening of the second phase of the centre in September 1996. John was the Editor for BBC Weather Broadcasts, responsible for running the BBC Weather Centre, with a team of 25 broadcast meteorologists producing over 120 broadcast every 24 hours. He was Editor of the successful Weather Show series, directing and filming many of the episodes himself. He is Honorary Secretary of the International Association of Broadcast Meteorology.

Since retiring from the BBC in September 2001, he set up The Weather People Ltd with Bill Giles. His hobbies include the arts, in particular the theatre, not only as an amateur thespian, but also directing plays and musicals. John is a Fellow and former Vice President of the Royal Meteorological Society and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. UK.

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