The BBC & Pharos Trust are pleased to confirm that the LV18 will again be the host for Pirate BBC Essex. The station will run 12th to 14th August 2017 and will mark, on 14th August, the 50th anniversary of the Marine Offences Act which closed most pirate radio stations.
Keith Skues will present his Sunday late show from the LV18, with other weekend shows to be confirmed.
Pirate BBC Essex programmes will come from the ship from 9am – 3pm on Mon 14th live on all frequencies (for the first time!) including presenters Johnnie Walker, Roger ‘Twiggy’ Day, Tom Edwards and Norman St John. Other surprise Pirate guests are expected !
There will also be a unique link up with Radio Caroline aboard the Ross Revenge during Monday afternoon.
Other activities will include:
a Pirate Exhibition on Ha’penny Pier open to the public from Sat 12th to Mon 14th August
The Boat That Rocked film showing at Electric Palace cinema on Sun 13th (evening) introduced by former pirate broadcasters
- Roger Day is hosting a ‘Pirate Party’ at the Electric Palace in Harwich at 5pm on Sunday 13th August. Tickets www.electricpalace.com
The BBC have made a short promotional video