World in Action was an investigative current affairs programme made by Granada Television from 1963 until 1998. It covered the subject of offshore radio in two programmes, one shortly after the launch of Radio Caroline and the imminent start of Radio Atlanta in 1964 and another just after Radio Caroline had defied the Marine etc Broadcasting (Offences) Act and continued broadcasting in 1967.
featuring interviews with Ronan O’Rahilly and Jocelyn Stevens.
First Transmitted (UK) - 12th May 1964
Running time -30 minutes
The O’Rahilly File
This episode profiled the man behind Radio Caroline - Ronan O’Rahilly. It was filmed and screened shortly after Radio Caroline had defied the Marine etc Broadcasting (Offences Act) and continued broadcasting in 1967.
The World in Action team themselves defied the law to film on board the Radio Caroline South ship, Mi Amigo in September 1967 and in doing so posed a legal problem for the authorities as one of the first media challenges to the new Act (see press cuttings in News Stand, left).
First Transmitted (UK) - 25th September 1967
Running time - 30 minutes
Offshore Radio Connection
British television news documentaries about offshore radio from its inception in 1964 to the defiance of Radio Caroline in continuing to broadcast in 1967 after the Marine etc Broadcasting (Offences) Act had been introduced.
The O’Rahilly File, World in Action, Granada TV, September 1967
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The Times 13th September 1967
The Times 14th September 1967
The Times 16th September 1967
The Radio Pirates World in Action, Granada TV, May 1964