Radio: The Talent Spot

This was The Beatles’ first radio session in London. It was recorded at the BBC Paris Studio on Regent Street.

The show was The Talent Spot, which was broadcast on the BBC Light Programme from 5-5.30pm on Tuesday 4 December 1962. The Beatles performed three songs: Love Me Do, PS I Love You and Twist And Shout.

Rehearsals took place from 4pm, and the show was recorded before a studio audience from 7-8pm. The presenter was Gary Marshal, and also appearing was singer Elkie Brooks.

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One response on “Radio: The Talent Spot

  1. Russ Willey

    After the recording, the producer (Brian Willey, my dad) told Brian Epstein that the band had sounded a bit rough, but were good enough for him to book them again, which he did, and they recorded another session a few weeks later.

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