A PIRATES TALE & OFFSHORE RADIO 1963-1992 DVD BUNDLE PACK

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RADIO CAROLINE - A PIRATES TALE

Ronan O'Rahilly, founder and owner of Radio Caroline explains how and why Radio Caroline was born. All we had before Radio Caroline was the BBC Home Service, Third Programme and The Light Service ,

and Radio Luxembourg which crackled and faded. Ronan explains where the name Radio Caroline came from.

On this DVD you see Caroline and Atlanta being fitted out in Greenore, Ireland. The main investors along with Ronan O'Rahilly are, Ian Ross, Jocelyn Stevens, Chris Moore and Alan Crawford. All is explained how the 2 ships began their new lives as radio ships. Curious people in the town where told that the ships with the 2 huge masts where sponge seeking vessels, they had to keep the real reason a secret. Both ships eventually ended up off the Essex coast.

Roy Mason MP, has his say about these radio ships and argues the fact that they should be outlawed which is backed up by Tony Benn MP.

Within a few weeks Atlanta sailed to the Isle of Man and Caroline stayed anchored off Clacton, both broadcast on the same frequency which then covered most of the UK, almost making it a national radio station. Advertising revenue was building up via major companies and the money started pouring in!

We take a quick tour of Radio Caroline's head office, 6 Chesterfield Gardens, London. Tony Blackburn tells how he obtained his job on Radio Caroline along with early colour film of original DJs the late Simon Dee, Emperor Rosko, and Robbie Dale.

You see various clips of film of Radio Caroline, Radio London, Radio 390, and Radio Scotland. The race was on, other stations emerged however some were not on ships but were on other sea structures like army defence forts in the Thames estuary.

By 1967 the Marine Broadcasting Offences Bill had been passed by parliament and on August 15th 1967 all the other stations closed, Caroline continued, hear her as she goes through illegality, but by March 1968 the MV Mi Amigo was towed to Holland in lieu of unpaid bills. September 1967 Radio One begins with former Radio Caroline DJ, Tony Blackburn in glorious black and white.

In early 1973 Radio Caroline returns to the airwaves under the guise of being an offshore radio museum and continued until March 1980 when the vessel sank.

August 19th 1983 Radio Caroline emerges once again on a new ship, a former Grimsby trawler, Ross Revenge. On the 19th August 1989, Radio Caroline was silenced by the Dutch authorities.

The DVD combines glorious footage in black & white and colour, profiling the history of offshore radio in this country and is an absolute MUST for pirate radio enthusiasts.

OFFSHORE RADIO 1963-1992

Ronan O'Rahilly explains why Radio Caroline began along with many other stations, film clips of Tony Blackburn in glorious colour, the kiss in the car license, remember that?

In black & white you see Tony Blackburn and Simon Dee boarding Offshore 1 (supply tug), clips of Radio City, and then Radio One begins with Tony Blackburn.

Johnnie Walker looks back at radio before 1964. On Easter Saturday Radio Caroline begins broadcasting, plenty of black & white film of the Mi Amigo and in January 1966 the ship runs aground on Frinton beach (shortly after the local council had passed a resolution banning all transistor radios from the beach, maybe they wanted to make a point to the council). You see early footage of Radio London, Radio City and Radio 270.

August 15th 1967 the Marine Broadcasting Offences Bill becomes law, Radio Caroline continues until March 1968 when she is towed to Holland with huge debts. She later returns to the airwaves but sinks in 1980. Hear the final transmission before the ship goes down.

Amusing stories from Johnnie Walker on how Caroline operated after the M.O.B. You are taken back to mid 1960's with Robbie Dale, Emperor Rosko, Radio City, Radio London, Radio 390 and Caroline, great black & white footage. You get to see the transmitters, studios and early DJs. Johnnie Walker reminisces about his days on board Caroline and is interviewed in a cafe on Clacton seafront.

There are early pictures of Kenny Everett, Tony Blackburn, Simon Dee, and Emperor Rosko. Tony Blackburn is interviewed and has his say on offshore radio, including how he helped the BBC set up the studio for Radio One along with Kenny Everett. September 1967, Radio One begins and Tony Blackburn is the first voice to be heard. See early black & white film of Radio One opening, followed by old black & white photos of various radio ships and forts.

We take a trip out to Caroline and Radio City, you see the forts as they stood 10 years ago with Radio City painted on the side. Screaming Lord Sutch is interviewed near Tower Bridge about the early days of his station. Phillip Burch, Managing Director of Radio London, better known as Big L explains the costs involved in having a ship at anchor manned by about 30 people.

Roy Bates is interviewed on his Radio Essex platform. Included is an early interview with Ronan O'Rahilly (looking so young). Tony Benn MP has his say on pirate radio and why they should be stopped.

15th August 1967 Caroline goes illegal. Great footage of the original Caroline ship MV Frederica, followed by the famous DJs lament written by Johnnie Walker who visualises Caroline sailing up the River Thames.

Another look back at the early pirates with Andy Archer, mainly concentrating on Radio Caroline, he explains about the 'Frinton Flashing', followed by old film of the MV Frederica and studios plus the news at that time. See Tony Blackburn on 'This Is Your Life' with Tommy Vance who tells an amusing story about Caroline.

Tony Blackburn is interviewed on TV AM followed by clips of the new Radio Caroline (Ross Revenge). See her anchored with the tallest mast ever fitted to a floating vessel. See the transmitters pumping out 50,000 watts of power.

Andy Archer chats about the station as does Captain Joe Woods. Tom Anderson explains the sinkage in March 1980 and you even get to see the chef chopping up potatoes!

News clip of the Laser 558 vessel being towed into Harwich after loss of power.

Easter Sunday 1992 Radio Caroline obtains a 28 day temporary broadcasting license and transmitted from Dover Harbour, followed by a brief history of the station.

Summer 2006 Sky Television finally put Caroline on its own frequency listing. Sky channel 0199.

 

Approximate running time: 120mins

Price: £21.99 + Free UK Delivery

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