Category Archives: Radio

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. Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »