The Speaking Clock Competition

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Aug 2016
8:09am, 23 Aug 2016
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Wriggling Snake
The radio news tells me there is a competition for a 'new' voice for the speaking clock.

bbc.co.uk

I vote for Ken Dodd or perhaps Elmer Fudd.

Failing that Rory Bremner, so you never know who you're going to get.
Aug 2016
6:04pm, 23 Aug 2016
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BaronessBL
I bet they will choose a regional accent this time. I can't believe that it costs 45p to phone up the speaking clock...... Phone it ten times and you could have bought a cheap watch off the market for the cost :-o
Aug 2016
7:29pm, 23 Aug 2016
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Angus Clydesdale
Used to be free, as a public service, didn't it?
Aug 2016
7:45pm, 23 Aug 2016
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Son of a Pronator Man
Don't think it was ever free, even back in the day when BT was part of the Post Office, before privatisiation.

But why does anyone ever need to call it now ? we're surrounded by gadgets that tell us the time
Aug 2016
8:21pm, 23 Aug 2016
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Winded
I thought it had gone quiet a long time ago. Difficult to believe it will make money even at £0.45 a pop.
Aug 2016
8:27pm, 23 Aug 2016
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BaronessBL
Isn't it sponsored now though. I'm sure that chap that used to do it back in the 80s (or whenever it was) used to say... At the third stroke the time, sponsored by Accurist, is...... etc
Aug 2016
8:39pm, 23 Aug 2016
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Pou Pou LePhoõk
Do you think they use three people, on eight hour shifts, then get some extras in for the weekend?
Aug 2016
8:39pm, 23 Aug 2016
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Son of a Pronator Man
I think that was the last time I called it

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