To celebrate the release of Richard Curtis’ new comedy The Boat That Rocked in cinemas 1 April, The Independent is offering one lucky person the chance to experience life aboard the real boat that rocked.
Directed by Richard Curtis ( Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill) and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Nick Frost, Rhys Ifans and Gemma Arterton, The Boat that Rocked is an ensemble comedy, where the romance is between the young people of the 1960s and the pop music. It's about a band of DJs that captivate Britain, playing the music that defines a generation and standing up to a government that incomprehensibly prefers jazz. In 1966, British pop music's finest era, the BBC played just two hours of rock and roll every week. But pirate radio played rock and pop from the high seas 24 hours a day. And 25 million people, more than half the population of Britain, listened to the pirates every single day.
The story that inspired the film came from Radio Caroline, the actual radio station that led the music revolution in the sixties. Still going strong on Sky Channel 0199 and on the internet, Radio Caroline is about to celebrate its 45th year on the waves and you could be part of those celebrations.
Answer the question below correctly and you could be chosen to join the DJ’s on board as they broadcast to the nation. You will get the full tour, meet the DJs and even have the chance to introduce some tunes live on air. Good luck!
On top of this, we also have five Limited Edition Robert’s Radios for the winner and four runners up.
For your chance to win, answer this simple question:
Which famous Richard Curtis title is named after an iconic London district?
A. Notting Hill
B. Piccadilly Circus
Competition closes 3 April.
Visit the Official Site: theboatthatrocked.co.uk
For more information on Radio Caroline, please visit: www.radiocaroline.co.uk
© 2009 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Terms & Conditions:
- No cash alternative is available
- Winner must be available Easter Weekend to fulfil prize