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Radio: Pop Go The Beatles

The Beatles recorded episodes two and three of their BBC radio show Pop Go The Beatles on this day at the corporation’s Paris Studio in London.

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.

Radio: Pop Inn

The Beatles were in the BBC Paris Studio in London between 12.30 and 1.45pm for an interview on the BBC Light Programme radio show Pop Inn.

Radio: Side By Side

The Beatles had recorded two sessions for the BBC radio show Side By Side just three days earlier, but such was the demand for more music from them that they recorded a third on this day.

Radio: Easy Beat

The Beatles recorded three songs for the BBC radio show Easy Beat at the Playhouse Theatre, London on this day. It was their first appearance on the programme.

Radio: Side By Side

The Beatles recorded two shows for the radio series Side By Side, to be broadcast on the BBC Light Programme service.

Radio: On The Scene

The Beatles arrived at the BBC’s Piccadilly Studios in London in time for a 10am rehearsal for the BBC radio show On The Scene.

Radio: Saturday Club

The Beatles had been due to record a session for the BBC Light Programme radio show Saturday Club on 11 March 1963, but cancelled due to John Lennon‘s illness and a Radio Luxembourg appearance. They agreed instead to make a live appearance on this day.

Radio: The Friday Spectacular

The Beatles’ UK tour with Tommy Roe and Chris Montez had a rest day on 10 and 11 March 1963. On this second day, however, the group made an appearance – their fourth and final one – on the Radio Luxembourg show The Friday Spectacular.

Radio: Here We Go

The Beatles appeared five times on the BBC Light Programme’s radio show Here We Go (initially known as Teenager’s Turn – Here We Go). This was the final occasion.

Radio: Parade Of The Pops

Following the previous night’s concert at the Cavern Club, The Beatles drove down to London for a brief appearance on the BBC radio show Parade Of The Pops.

Radio: The Talent Spot

This was The Beatles’ third and final radio appearance of the day, on the BBC Light Programme’s show The Talent Spot.

Radio: Saturday Club

The Beatles’ second BBC radio appearance of the day was at the Playhouse Theatre, London, where they appeared on the popular and influential show Saturday Club, hosted by Brian Matthew.

Radio: Pop Inn

The Beatles had three radio engagements on this day. The first was at the BBC’s Paris Studio on Regent Street, London, where they appeared on the Pop Inn programme.

Radio: The Friday Spectacular

On this day The Beatles appeared on the EMI plug show The Friday Spectacular, at EMI House, 20 Manchester Square, London.

Radio: Here We Go

This was the second of The Beatles’ two Manchester bookings on this day, which overlapped with their performance on the People And Places programme.

Radio: The Talent Spot

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

Radio: The Friday Spectacular

This was The Beatles’ second appearance on the Radio Luxembourg show The Friday Spectacular, following their earlier recording on 8 October 1962.