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Pirate Radio

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(2009) Directed by Richard Curtis. Though the BBC functioned as the country's main source of news and music, its programmers offered very little airtime to rock & roll which left an overwhelming need unfulfilled. In response, small bands of "pirate" radio enthusiasts (Bill Nighy) set up broadcasting towers on boats just outside of English boundary waters, and transmitted signals to an estimated 25 million listeners, 24 hours a day and seven days per week. Unsurprisingly, the DJs (Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris O'Dowd, Tom Brooke) who took charge of these broadcasts could rival just about anyone in terms of flamboyance and outsized personalities. [Comedy / Music]

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