Alan Bennett reads Radio 4's Shipping Forecast
30 December 2013 Last updated at 18:15 GMT
As guest editor of Radio 4's Today programme, Monty Python's Michael Palin selected Alan Bennett to read the Shipping Forecast.
The playwright read a forecast from 28 October 2013, which was a particularly stormy day.
Presenters Evan Davis and James Naughtie reassured those listening to Mr Bennett's forecast not to batten down the hatches, as that particular storm had since passed.