This Friday marks a very special anniversary: it'll be exactly fifty years since the first full broadcasts began from Radio Caroline, a so-called "pirate" radio ship moored a few miles off the Kent coast. Caroline and the other estuary pirates made history - and made legends of their DJs.
We've compiled three special features about the ship and its history - and here's David Johns with the first - a look back at how it all started.
It features archive clips from the BBC's Frank Gillard in 1966, interviews with presenters Keith Skues, Johnny Lewis, Paul Graham and Roger Day, a lovely bit fo archive Tony Benn (then Postmaster-General) and comment from Caroline's current manager, Peter Moore.
More top news
Thursday Evening's Pollen Count
Thursday night's weather for the east of the region
Thursday night's forecast for the west of the region