Television: 24 Hours: The World Of John And Yoko – day two

9.00am, Wednesday 3 December 1969 (44 years ago)

This was the second day of a five-day shoot for the BBC documentary 24 Hours: The World Of John And Yoko, which filmed John Lennon and Yoko Ono at their Tittenhurst Park estate in Ascot, Berkshire.

Lennon wore a blue turtleneck pullover on this day, making the footage easy to identify. Lennon and Ono are at first filmed in bed opening their mail, with Ono also knitting Lennon a late birthday present for her husband.

Lennon reads out a negative letter about his return of his MBE to the Queen, and a news item about a Welsh man who had been falsely booking hotel rooms in Lennon’s name. He also reads an article about someone who claims to have contacted Brian Epstein using a ouija board, who predicted an assassination attempt on Lennon on 6 March.

Lennon and Ono were also filmed sitting near a picture window. In the footage Lennon plays a Mellotron while wearing a fake rubber nose.

The latter part of the day’s filming involved the Lennons’ journey to the Apple offices in London. They are shown discussing various topics with their assistant Anthony Fawcett, including plans for their forthcoming War Is Over campaign.

The arrival at Apple was filmed, as was a BBC radio producer’s attempt to interview them as they left the building to travel to a friend’s house.

Filming for 24 Hours: The World Of John And Yoko continued over the next three days.

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