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THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS - REVISITED
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THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS RE-VISITED VOLUME 9
RADIO SCOTLAND
Tommy Shields dream was to have a radio station solely for the Scottish people. He achieved that when Radio Scotland came on the air on New Years day 1966. The station was a great success, but problems with reception meant the radio ship had to move from one side of Scotland to the other - a journey of around a thousand miles. When Radio Scotland was found to be within UK territorial waters, the ship had to move back again. Tommy Shields dream was achieved, but at great financial and personal cost. When Radio Scotland closed on August 14th 1967, it had suffered heavy losses. With all the problems, Tommy Shields health had suffered, and he passed away just over six months later. Duration: 62 mins.

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THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS RE-VISITED VOLUME 9 BLURAY VERSION 

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THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS RE-VISITED VOLUME 8
RADIO LONDON
Radio London was undoubtably the most successful of the 1960's offshore radio stations. By taking a popular American Top 40 radio format, and adapting it for a UK audience, Big L quickly challenged the other offshore stations, and was soon eating into their audience. The success of Radio London, also encouraged others to jump on the offshore radio bandwagon. Some were not so well organised, and the shooting of one of their operators, led the British government to bring in new laws to close down the offshore stations. Duration: 135 mins.

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THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS RE-VISITED VOLUME 8 BLURAY VERSION 
BONUS CD WITH BLURAY EDITION
Radio London's first 30 minutes, now cleaned and remastered plus Radio London Final hour highlights 45 as published by the station in 1967.

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THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS RE-VISITED VOLUME 7
RADIO INVICTA-KING-390/RADIO ESSEX/BBMS-RADIO TOWER
The most successful of the fort based stations was Radio 390, from the former army fort at.Red Sands. Instead of the pop music format of most of the other stations, Radio 390 went for a more mature audience, playing music from the wartime era and ballad singers from the 50's. On the smaller ex. naval forts, a couple of smaller operations. On Sunk Head fort, Radio Tower, had big plans to launch a TV station. Tower Television never got off the ground, and Radio Tower itself struggled. Radio Essex as it's name implied went after a local audience in the Essex area, and was perhaps the first 24 hour music station. After Roy Bates was forced to close Radio Essex, he moved to Rough's tower, which was well outside British territorial waters. He declared independence, setting up the Principality of Sealand.

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THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS RE-VISITED VOLUME 7 BLURAY VERSION 
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THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS RE-VISITED VOLUME 6
RADIO & TV NOORDZEE from the REM island
Following the successful Scandinavian offshore stations, and of Radio Veronica, a group of Dutch businessmen decided to start, not only a radio station but a TV station as well.An artificial island was constructed, becoming known as the REM island, housing Radio and TV Noordzee. The television station was an almost instant success, but whilst viewers loved it, the Dutch government hated it. A new law was soon passed, the REM island was boarded and the TV and radio station forcibly taken off the air.

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THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS RE-VISITED VOLUME 6 BLURAY VERSION 
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THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS RE-VISITED VOLUME 5
RADIO SUTCH/CITY
The radio scene in Europe, changed dramatically in 1958, when Radio Mercur, started broadcasting from a ship off the Danish coast. At Easter 1964, Radio Caroline started, off the British coast. But it wasn’t all ships that were used for commercial broadcasting. In the Thames estuary, some abandoned wartime forts were soon to find a new role, when pop singer Screaming Lord Sutch, climbed aboard Shivering Sands fort. Radio Sutch was the first of the fort based stations, later becoming Radio City, when Sutch sold out to his manager Reg Calvert. 80 minutes 

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THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS RE-VISITED VOLUME 5 BLURAY VERSION 

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THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS RE-VISITED VOLUME 4
RADIO CAROLINE - The Sixties
With the success of the Scandinavian offshore stations, and Radio Veronica off Holland, entrepreneurs in Britain were soon to follow. Australian music publisher Allan Crawford, wanted Radio Atlanta to promote his cover version records of pop hits, whilst Irishman Ronan O’Rahilly was keen to promote new artists through Radio Caroline. After only a few months on air, both stations merged to create Radio Caroline North and South. Featuring over two and a half hours of audio-visual material, with comments from Allan Crawford, Ronan O’Rahilly, disc jockeys Tom Lodge, Johnnie Walker, Robbie Dale, Graham Webb and others. This is the story of how Radio Caroline changed British broadcasting history and led the pop music revolution of the 1960’s. 147 minutes 

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THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS RE-VISITED VOLUME 4 BLURAY VERSION 

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THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS RE-VISITED VOLUME 3
RADIO VERONICA
Seeing the success of the Scandinavian offshore radio stations, a group of Dutch radio set dealers decided that an offshore station of their own would be a good way to boost sales of their radio sets. After several changes within the group, Radio Veronica was born and soon went on to become a great success. This DVD covers the complete story from the inception, until the closure in 1974, with much new audio visual material over more than 90 minutes..

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THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS RE-VISITED VOLUME 3 BLURAY VERSION 

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THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS RE-VISITED VOLUME 2
RADIO NORD - RADIO UILENSPIEGEL
Inspired by the success of Denmarks Radio Mercur, Swedish entrepreneur Jack Kotschack set up Radio Nord – with some help from the USA and radio network owner Gordon McLendon. It was a similar, although smaller scale story in Belgium, when Georges de Caluwe started Radio Uilenspiegel, continuing a radio venture he’d begun some years earlier. With much new additional material this new DVD re-visits the Offshore Radio Years.

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THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS RE-VISITED VOLUME 2 BLURAY VERSION 
The bluray version contains additional video and pictures material.

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THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS RE-VISITED VOLUME 1
RADIO MERCUR - RADIO SYD
European radio was strictly state controlled until a group of Danish businessmen set up Radio Mercur on a ship in international waters, and outside government control. The station was quickly followed by Radio Syd. It was the start of a broadcasting revolution that spread through Europe and around the world over the following years. This DVD is the first in a new series revisiting the Offshore Radio Years, with much additional film and rare material, documenting the history of offshore radio.

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THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS RE-VISITED VOLUME 1 BLURAY VERSION 
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THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS

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THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS VOLUME 20
THE COMMUNICATOR/NANNELL/ARUTZ 2000
This DVD looks at three different radio ships, with much exclusive and previously unseen video material. The MV Communicator was home to the hugely successful Laser 558, and then the short lived Laser Hot Hits. Following their demise, the ship moved to Portugal where it was re-fitted out and due to return as a European religious broadcaster, as well as airing Dutch and English programmes. Stereo AM broadcasting was to have been the revolutionary idea from the MV Nannell. Stereo Hits 576 would have also seen a major deal with a Japanese company marketing AM stereo radio sets. The Anglo- Dutch radio on the Ross Revenge in 1989, frightened off the Nannells backers, and that was the end of the project. Arutz 2000 started with a derelict lightship in a Portsmouth scrapyard. After being partly fitted, the ship King David was forced to move just ahead of a planned raid by the UK authorities. Towed to a position off the Israeli coast, Arutz 2000 began broadcasting religious programmes. Heavy storms saw the radioship break her anchor and end up on the beach, and ending her short offshore career.

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THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS  VOLUME 19
RADIO MONIQUE RADIO558/819
The story of the Dutch stations operating from the Ross Revenge. The popular Radio Monique, Radio 819 and Radio 558. Their popularity wasn’t shared by the Dutch authorities, who were soon planning to get them off the air, culminating in a raid in August 1989. 

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THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS VOLUME 18
LASER HOT HITS 
Laser 558’s success caught the imagination of a radio enthusiast, who purchased their radioship after it had been forced off the air by the British authorities. Despite sale clauses that forbid the ship being used for broadcasting again, it was soon back at sea, with alleged new ownership. Great enthusiasm and excellent production, were spoiled by a series of mast collapses that led to Laser Hot Hits being off the air for lengthy periods. This resulted in a loss of advertising revenue, and without new financial backing, the MV Communicator was back in the UK port of Harwich, just a year after she was previously there.

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THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS VOLUME 17
LASER 558 
The Gardline Seeker was converted to become the radioship MV Communicator. Starting as Laser 730 with an unsuccessful balloon antenna, the station then, with a conventional antenna system became Laser 558, and an almost overnight success as “all Music radio” hit the European airwaves. The UK commercial radio stations were outraged, as was the government who eventually forced Laser 558 off the air – but not before Laser had forced change in UK radio.

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THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS VOLUME 16
RADIO CAROLINE - THE 80s PART 4 
Things were just looking brighter for Caroline, when along came the unexpected – a raid by the Dutch and British authorities. This episode covers the raid and its after effects, the provocative move of Spectrum radio to 558, the final offshore broadcast and the search for a 3rd world licence. This DVD concludes Caroline free radio years with the Ross Revenge taken into Dover and the control of the British authorities.

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THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS VOLUME 15
RADIO CAROLINE - THE 80s PART 3 
When a hurricane swept across Southern England in 1987, many radio stations were knocked off the air, but Caroline continued as one of the few broadcasting. The mast structure had however been weakened, and in more storms a few months later, Caroline’s 300 foot antenna mast came crashing down. With her usual tenacity and magic, and using pipework that had been used for cod liver oil processing in the ships days as a fishing trawler, Caroline was soon back on air – albeit smelling like a fish and chip shop - with a temporary aerial. New mast sections were delivered to the Ross Revenge, and a long period of mast building began. Easter 1989 saw Radio Caroline celebrate her 25th birthday. The British and Dutch authorities didn’t join the celebrations, as they were planning much darker deeds. This DVD is the third part of a set looking at Radio Caroline in the 1980’s. 

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THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS VOLUME 14
RADIO CAROLINE - THE 80s PART 2 
Caroline being joined by Laser 558, led to an offshore radio revival, that quickly captured a huge audience. UK commercial radio were losing listeners and pressured the government to take action. A four month long surveillance operation and blockade of the radio ships followed, which resulted in Laser being forced off the air. The next move by the UK, was to extend their territorial waters from 3 miles to 12 miles, meaning that Caroline’s ship had to move further out to sea, to a less sheltered position. The 1987 hurricane apparently left Caroline relatively unscathed, but the storm had weakened the mast structure, which was soon to have devastating consequences. This DVD is the second part of a set looking at Radio Caroline in the 1980’s.

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THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS VOLUME 13
RADIO CAROLINE - THE 80s PART 1
When Caroline’s ship Mi Amigo sank in March 1980, many people thought it was the end of the station. But before long a new ship had been purchased and was being fitted out in Spain. Radio Caroline’s new ship started broadcasting in August 1983, and her return was worldwide news. Easter 1984 saw Caroline celebrate her 20th birthday, and shortly after be joined by a new neighbour – Laser 558. This new DVD is part 1 of a set looking at Caroline in the 1980’s.

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THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS VOLUME 12
RADIO PARADIJS - GODDESS OF DEMOCACY - ODELIA and RADIO BROD
Looking at some of the short lived offshore stations, as well as some that never made it. The Dutch Radio Paradijs from the Magda Maria, the much publicised radio ship for China Goddess of Democracy, from the Mediterranean Odelia TV and the EU funded Radio Brod, that broadcast during the Yugoslavia conflict.

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THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS VOLUME 11
THE VOICE OF PEACE
Peace campaigner Abie Nathan, had the idea of setting up a radio station on which both Jews and Arabs could freely air their views. He purchased a Dutch freighter, renaming it Peace. The Voice of Peace took to the air on 26th May 1973, and for just over twenty years the radio station broadcast from “somewhere in the Mediterranean”. When an historic peace accord was signed between Palestine and Israel, Abie Nathan felt that he had at last achieved his aims, and closed the Voice of Peace. In November 1993, the MV Peace sailed on her final voyage, to a position fifteen miles off the Israeli coast. The sea valves were opened and the Peace ship slowly took in water, eventually sinking below the waves.

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THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS VOLUME 10
RADIO MI AMIGO RETURNS - RADIO DELMARE
Seeing the success of Radio Atlantis, Belgian Businessman Sylvain Tack decided to do something similar. Tack saw that having his own radio station, would be an ideal way of promoting his products. After experiencing difficulties with Radio Caroline, Mi Amigo decided to purchase their own ship – the MV Magdalena. Less than three months later the Magdelena ran aground during storms. The ship was boarded by police, impounded and ordered to be broken up. Radio Delmare was set up by Gerard van Dam, who had been instrumental in Radio Caroline’s return in 1972. Unlike Radio Mi Amigo, Delmare didn’t have the backing of a millionaire, it did however have its share of technical problems and lost it’s first ship during storms. Another ship was found and the station returned. Soon after a mutiny by the crew, the radioship was taken into port and impounded.

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THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS VOLUME 9
RADIO CAROLINE - THE 70s Part 2.
Radio Caroline’s return in 1972 took most people by surprise. The station gradually built an audience, until the Dutch MOA in 1974, prompted Caroline to move back to the English coast. This didn’t please the British government, who soon began a surveillance campaign, which led to a darker period for Caroline. When the Mi Amigo drifted into UK waters, she was boarded by British officials, and taken off the air. She was soon back however, but a number of those involved were taken to court and fined. Caroline defiantly fought the law through the 1970’s, but in the end it was Mother Nature that finished the Mi Amigo. In March 1980, Nature did what the government couldn’t, and the Mi Amigo finally sank.

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THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS VOLUME 8
RADIO CAROLINE - THE 70s Part 1.
Few people expected Radio Caroline to return in 1972. The Mi Amigo was a vandalised, stripped, rusting wreck in a Dutch dock. Thanks to some enthusiasts and subterfuge, that later led to a mutiny, Caroline was back broadcasting off the Dutch coast. Radio Seagull Loving Awareness, and much else followed before the Dutch MOA forced the Mi Amigo to return to off the English coast. This DVD continues looking at 1970's offshore radio, with the story of Radio Caroline's return in 1972, through until the Dutch MOA in 1974.

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THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS VOLUME 7
RADIO FREE AMERICA - CAPITAL RADIO - RADIO ATLANTIS
When the Reverend Carl McIntire’s radio stations were closed down by the American authorities, he took to the sea with Radio Free America. Capital Radio saw itself above other offshore stations, and promoting itself with the slogan that broadcasting is a profession for Gentlemen. Radio Atlantis at first hired airtime from Caroline, but soon purchased her own ship. The deejays and jingles, managed to bring the spirit and fun to offshore radio.

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THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS VOLUME 6
THE RADIO NORTHSEA STORY
The story of Radio Northsea International was as colourful as their multi-coloured radio ship. Among the more dramatic events were a fire bomb attack, an attempted hijacking and being jammed by the British government. As well as the drama, RNI – The Sound of Young Europe – was unique in that it was responsible for introducing Dutch and other European bands to an international audience.

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(English OR French Version available - Version française disponible)

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THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS VOLUME 5
RADIO 270 - RADIO ENGLAND - BRITAIN RADIO - RADIO HAURAKI
While many of the offshore stations aimed at the lucrative London market, Radio 270 broadcast successfully to Yorkshire and the midlands. The ripples caused by the offshore radio revolution spread around the world and American businessmen financed Top 40 station Radio England and MOR station Britain Radio, after seeing the US financed Radio London make a huge impact. Radio England and Britain, didn’t follow London’s success and were replaced by Radio 355 and Dutch language Radio’s Dolfijn and then 227.The Offshore radio ripples also reached New Zealand, where Radio Hauraki was set up to break the state radio monopoly. Hauraki achieved what few other offshore radio stations did, being granted a licence to broadcast from land. This 60 minute DVD documentary tells the story of Radio 270, Radio England/Britain Radio and Radio Hauraki.

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(English OR French Version available - Version française disponible)


EURORADIO DVDs

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EURORADIO 2010
The France Radio Club annual reunion EURORADIO 2010 was held in Calais on October 9th 2010. Guests included well known radio engineer Peter Chicago, who spoke about his period with the MV Mi Amigo and the radioship's various masts. Other guests included Dutch DJ Dick Verheul who was on the Mi Amigo and  later on Radio Monique, Ian Damon from the famous Radio London in 1967, Ray Anderson the man who bought the MV Communicator after the Laser 558 days and oversaw  the ships return as Laser Hot Hits at the end of 1986.
The EURORADIO 2010 guests were interviewed by Paul Graham and Luc de Groot. Also attending were Martin Fisher an engineer and DJ who joined the Mi Amigo and Radio Caroline, working there between 1977 and 1979, and finally Richard Thompson (Buzby) also known as Mark Lawrence who was with Radio Caroline between 1978 and 1980. This DVD features the guest interviews and some of the video presentations.Running time 90 minutes 

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EURORADIO 2007
The annual Offshore Echo'/France Radio club event was held in Calais on Saturday September 8th 2007, featuring special guests: One of Radio Caroline’s original engineers in the 1960’s, Carl introduced an audio-visual presentation. Dave McKay remembered life aboard the Laissez Faire. Before joining Radio City, Woolf was a member of the Mannish Boys - who are well remembered for their lead singer Davie Jones, who later became better known as David Bowie. Woolf also worked on Britain Radio and Radio 390. Luc Dunne, chief on board Radio City remember his days on the Tower of Power. 2 hours - bi language presentation

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EURORADIO 2006
The annual Offshore Echo’s / France Radio club event held in Calais France on Saturday 9 September, featuring special guests: Peter Philips well known on 80’s Caroline, where his educated and BBC sounding voice earned him the nickname of World Service;. Dave Rogers who broadcast on a multi-coloured radio ship better known as RNI and later went on to join another well remembered offshore station – Radio Atlantis, and Kevin Turner whose long and varied radio career, has included 80’s Caroline, as well as Radio Sovereign in the UK & Italy and Irish commercial radio.

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EURORADIOs 1990-1991
Offshore Echo’s annual event was held at the 555 Club in Calais, in 1990 with guests Dave Asher, Caroline Martin, Tom Anderson, Nigel Harris and Mike Dundee. The club hosted a special Caroline party that night presented by Tom Anderson. Euroradio 1991 included guests Andy Bradgate, Tony Kirk, Jerry Wright, Chris Frisco and Mike Dundee from Radio Caroline. Both events are now featured on this DVD

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OTHER DVDs

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RADIO ATLANTIS PHOTO SHOW
Radio Atlantis started out by hiring airtime from Radio Caroline – then broadcasting from the MV Mi Amigo, before the wealthy Belgian owner decided to purchase his own ship. As Belgian had outlawed offshore radio, the Flemish language Atlantis operated from Holland. As well as a popular Flemish service , Atlantis had an English service. Programmed by Steve England, this had some inspired and fun programming which brought back some of the spirit of the 60’s offshore stations. Like all good things, it had to end and Radio Atlantis closed with the introduction of Dutch laws in August 1974, that made offshore broadcasting illegal. This photoshow disc features photographs from Steve England’s collection, with an explanation and commentary by Steve.

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RADIO CAROLINE 30th BIRTHDAY
Whilst Caroline was no longer operating offshore at Easter 1994, the former radioship Ross Revenge was being used to present a special broadcast from Essex based Breeze AM. A commemorative event was also being held in Clacton over the weekend, featuring many of Caroline presenters, and on Sunday, the Fortunes, well known for their song Caroline, headed the evening entertainment. This DVD features the Breeze broadcast from the Ross Revenge, and includes the Fortunes singing Caroline and other hits.

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THE VOICE OF PEACE REUNION
The 2006 Radioday held in Amsterdam, saw a number of former Voice of Peace deejays re-united for the first time for many years. This DVD includes high quality professional video footage taken by Arbel Eshet, from Israeli TV, as well as featuring footage, jingles, tunes and off-air recordings of the VOP.

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RADIO CAROLINE IN CALAIS
Shortly after Radio Caroline’s ship Ross Revenge ran aground and was salvaged from the Goodwin Sands, Offshore Echo’s / France Radio Club arranged for some free airtime on Calais based Radio 6. Caroline deejays travelled over to Calais once a month and presented a Caroline programme, which could be heard on the French coast and in the South of England. When this DVD was filmed in July 1991, Chris Frisco, Neil Gates and Jerry Wright were presenting the Radio Caroline programme. The Radio 6 broadcasts were one of the few places that Caroline could be heard on a regular basis, and they allowed Caroline to have a voice.

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RADIO MI AMIGO REUNION
2004 was a year of a number of Offshore radio anniversaries, including the 30th anniversary of the start of Radio Mi Amigo. Deejays Norbert, Will van der Steen, Peter Van Dam and Bert Bennett were invited to Calais, for a reunion and for a chance to recall the Mi Amigo days. The memories – and the beers – flowed, and were captured for this commemorative DVD.

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RADIO CAROLINE - THE 80s BOX
(CONTAIN THE OFFSHORE RADIO YEARS VOLUME 13 TO 16)
This 4 DVD box set covers Radio Caroline’s third offshore era, through her ship Mi Amigo sinking in March 1980, to the arrival of the Ross Revenge in 1983. The story continues with the arrival of Laser 558, the UK government surveillance operation, the loss of the 300 foot antenna mast during storms and the armed raid by the authorities in 1989. The story concludes with the final offshore broadcast, the attempt to find a 3rd world licence and the radioship drifting onto the Goodwin sands. Radio Caroline’s free radio years ended with the Ross Revenge taken into Dover, and under the control of the British authorities.

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RONAN O'RAHILLY - THE VIDEO
From Offshore Echo's, a sixty minute video featuring Radio Caroline's founder Ronan O'Rahilly talking about the stations history, in Spring 1989. The video also includes exclusive footage professionally shot onboard the Ross Revenge at that time as well as archive material.

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