Friday 24 May 1963

Live: Granada Cinema, Walthamstow, London

Day six of their UK tour with Roy Orbison, and The Beatles performed at the Granada Cinema in Walthamstow, London. The concert took place shortly after the recording of the first Pop Go The Beatles programme for the BBC.

Radio: Pop Go The Beatles

On 30 April 1963 a BBC studio manager, Vernon Lawrence, suggested to his manager, assistant department head Donald MacLean, that The Beatles be given their own radio series. MacLean approved the idea, with four programmes commissioned and the option for a further 11 if successful.