Hanway Films

Radio On

Radio On

The BFI Collection


Christopher Petit

David Beames
Liza Kreuzer
Sandy Ratcliff

"An astonishing film" Time Out.

A British road movie, following solitary, self-absorbed radio DJ Robert from London to Bristol to try and uncover the true facts about his brother's suicide. He encounters a range of characters including a guitar-playing Eddie Cochran fan (Sting) at a filling station, an army deserter who refuses to return to Northern Ireland and a woman in search of her child.

RADIO ON is a rich and rare example of mythic British cinema.

UK, West Germany | English, German | 1979 | 102 min | Black & White