Television: John Lennon and Yoko Ono are interviewed for How Late It Is

12.30pm, Friday 2 May 1969 (44 years ago)

John Lennon and Yoko Ono gave an interview on this day for the seventh edition of the BBC television show How Late It Is.

The interview took place in Studio G at the corporation’s Lime Grove Studios between 12.30 and 1pm. How Late It Is was a weekly arts and sketch show presented by Michael Wale.

The interview was broadcast on the same evening from 10.55pm. It included a three-minute sequence from Lennon and Ono’s film Rape, in which a young Hungarian woman, Eva Majlata, was followed by a film crew.

The couple discussed the film with Wale, and also touched upon the impending release of their second album Life With The Lions, their drugs bust the previous year, and Ono’s subsequent miscarriage.

The full interview appears to no longer exist, but an audio recording circulates on bootlegs.

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