• Short Summary

    THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT WAS TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY) SCHEDULED TO DEBATE THE QUESTION OF PIRATE RADIO STATIONS-- COMMERCIAL RADIO STATIONS THAT BROADCAST TO BRITAIN OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY'S TERRITORIAL WATERS, THEREBY EVADING LAWS THAT BAN COMMERCIAL RADIO TRANSMISSIONS IN BRITAIN.

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    THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT WAS TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY) SCHEDULED TO DEBATE THE QUESTION OF PIRATE RADIO STATIONS-- COMMERCIAL RADIO STATIONS THAT BROADCAST TO BRITAIN OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY'S TERRITORIAL WATERS, THEREBY EVADING LAWS THAT BAN COMMERCIAL RADIO TRANSMISSIONS IN BRITAIN. EARLIER THIS EVENING, POLICE BOARDED RADIO CITY, A PIRATE STATION IN THE THAMES ESTUARY OFF SHEERNESS, TO QUESTION AFTER A REPORT THAT A NUMBER OF MEN LANDED ON THE STATION ON MONDAY AND TOOK IT OVER. THE STATION HAS NOT BEEN BROADCASTING SINCE THEN.

    THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT IS COMMITTED TO STAMPING OUT THE 10 PIRATE RADIO STATIONS WHICH, FROM ANCHORED SHIPS AND OLD SEA FORTS, POUR OUT NON-STOP POP MUSIC AND ADVERTISING COMMERCIALS.

    OUR REPORTER INTERVIEWED A STATION EMPLOYEE, WHO RECOUNTED MONDAY'S EVENTS.

    THIS MORNING, IN COURT AT SAFFRON WALDEN, ESSEX, A BUSINESSMAN WAS CHARGED WITH THE SHOTGUN KILLING OF 37-YEAR-OLD REG CALVERT, MANAGER OF RADIO CITY. THE ACCUSED WAS OLIVER SMEDLEY, 54, DIRECTOR OF 20 COMPANIES AND A FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE LIBERAL PARTY EXECUTIVE. SMEDLEY DENIED THE CHARGE. HE ASKED FOR BAIL BUT WAS REMANDED IN CUSTODY FOR A WEEK. POLICE TOLD THE COURT THEY FOUND CALVERT DEAD WITH SHOTGUN WOUNDS IN THE CHEST AT SMEDLEY'S 17TH-CENTURY COTTAGE NEAR SAFFRON WALDEN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8ZZV3G90XGTCT15F84S3G1ODS
    Media URN:
    VLVA8ZZV3G90XGTCT15F84S3G1ODS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:07:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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