The Boat that Rocked

British cinema

In the UK in the 1960s, radio stations broadcast rock and pop music to up to 25 million peopleĀ  from ships anchored in the North Sea, which was outside any national jurisdiction, thus exploiting a loophole in the law.

The film is based on the story of Radio Caroline, which was one of these “pirate” radio stations. It tells of a group of rogue DJs, their loves and lives, who are at the forefront of the UK pirate radio movement, putting them at odds with a traditionalist British government which strangely prefered jazz.

More about this film