From Pirate to Politician

Radio Caroline, the first offshore pirate radio station, which began broadcasting exactly 50 years ago, launched the careers of many famous disc jockeys: people like Roger Day, Johnnie Walker and Tony Blackburn.

But one of the very first Radio Caroline DJs hung up his headphones and decided to follow a very different career path, as our political correspondent Phil Hornby reports, with Sir Roger Gale MP.


Happy Birthday Radio Caroline!

March 28th 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of "pirate ship" Radio Caroline's first regular broadcasts. We're marking the event with special features.