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Offshore Radio on Film and TV

Offshore radio provides a unique setting for films and TV dramas and, over the years, this has been exploited by a handful of writers, producers and directors as a backdrop for their output.

Also the offshore stations, particularly in their challenge to the ‘established system’ and those who sought to maintain it, provided a rich source of material for documentary makers and this too has been reflected in a number of landmark television programmes over the years.

This Gallery seeks to record those productions which have a relevance, in one way or another, to offshore broadcasting


     Dateline Diamonds (1966)

     Slade in Flame (1975)

     Blown Away (1994)

     The Boat That Rocked (2009)

     3 Mile Limit (2014)







Drama Series


Danger Man (1966)

This Week  (Associated Rediffusion) (1964)

Dr Who (1968)

World in Action (Granada) (1964 and 1967)

Heartbeat (1995)

Reporting 66 (1966)

The Royal (2011)

Weekend Show (LWT) (1977)

Van der Valk (2020)

 Arena (BBC2) (1991)

Hidden Britain By Drone (Channel 4) (2016 and 2018)

Inside Out (BBC East) {2016)

Abandoned Engineering (Yesterday TV) (2018)


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This is one of our Growing Galleries - more information will be added as it becomes available.

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Drama Series


Mercur (2017)

Drama Series


Zeezenders in Woelig Water (1974)