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Great Storm of 1987: Michael Fish's 'white lie'

The night of Monday 15 October marks 25 years since the UK's Great Storm of 1987, in which 18 people died as winds reached speeds of 115mph.

Former BBC weatherman Michael Fish gained notoriety for a forecast earlier that day which told people not to worry.

On the 25th anniversary he told current BBC weatherman Nick Miller his version of events and how he could never have imagined it would lead to him featuring in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.