Bodet’s Clock Systems at UK’s Official Time-Keeper
New voice for the Speaking Clock, powered by National Physical Laboratory
BT have announced a competition in partnership with the BBC to find the new voice of the speaking clock.
Details of how to apply are available on the BBC One Show website, with the winner being announced in November.
Celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, this iconic service is now called Timeline. It was created on 24th July 1936, for the purpose of providing the exact time to people without a clock or watch. Prior to this, people would ring the telephone exchange operator if they needed to check the time.
Since 2007, the voice of the speaking clock has been provided by Sara Mendes da Costa, who herself won a competition for the honour. She will now be a judge on the new panel to find the next successor.
The speaking clock receives its time from the atomic clocks at the National Physical Laboratory, the UK’s official time-keeper. In turn, the National Physical Laboratory is a Bodet customer, and has their Wireless Clock System installed in their premises, along with one hundred Bodet clocks.
The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is the UK's National Measurement Institute, and is a world-leading centre of excellence in developing and applying the most accurate measurement standards, science and technology available. As such, they can only rely on the most accurate Clock System themselves when it comes to displaying synchronised time across their organisation.
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