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BBC RADIO 2 September 2nd 2003

The Radio Revolutionaries was a BBC Radio 2 special programme.

Former pirate DJ Pete Drummond presents part 1 of a two-part tribute to pirate radio, which broadcast its first threat to mainstream radio from the continent in the 30s.

Pirate DJ Pete Drummond presents the second in a two-part tribute to pirate radio. Finally outlawed in 1967, the golden age seemed to be over. But the pirates’ legacy was the establishment of Radio 1 and the birth of independent local radio.
Producer Nick St George

The documentary was broadcast at 8.30pm on September 2nd 2003 and was recorded via the Astra satellite.

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