S BRITISH actors Bill Nighy and Nick Frost swept through town last week promoting The Boat that Rocked, a movie about the halcyon days of 'pirate' broadcasting in Britain in the 1960s, plenty of memories have been dredged up for Melbourne radio doyen Dean Banks.

The affable former 3AW breakfast presenter, who topped Melbourne's ratings with Ross Stevenson, began his career in 1970 on a bright yellow boat moored off the coast of Auckland in the Hauraki Gulf. Read the entire article