Posts Categorized: Television

Paul McCartney justifies Magical Mystery Tour

Generally perceived to be The Beatles’ first artistic failure, the Magical Mystery Tour film was disliked by critics and viewers alike. In an effort to explain the group’s creation, Paul McCartney gave an television interview to David Frost.

Television: The Frost Programme

Having made a well-received appearance on The Frost Programme on Friday 29 September, John Lennon and George Harrison returned to Wembley Studios in London to give another interview.

Television: The Frost Programme

John Lennon and George Harrison took part in an interview with David Frost for The Frost Programme on this evening. It was recorded before a studio audience between 6pm and 7pm at Studio One at Wembley Studios in London.

The Beatles on Our World: All You Need Is Love

With seemingly unstoppable momentum during the summer of 1967, on 18 May The Beatles signed a contract to represent the BBC, and Britain, on Our World, the world’s first live television satellite link-up to be seen by approximately 400 million people across five continents.

Paul McCartney admits taking LSD

On 17 June 1967, Life Magazine ran an interview with Paul McCartney in which the Beatle admitted to having taken LSD. The UK press immediately seized upon it, and two days later McCartney gave a statement to Independent Television News (ITN).

Television: Reporting ’66

With speculation mounting about The Beatles’ future, the group appeared to take part in interviews for the UK weekly television series Reporting ’66, made by Independent Television News (ITN).

The Beatles’ only live Top Of The Pops appearance

Although by June 1966 it had been running for over two years, The Beatles had never previously appeared live on the BBC music show Top Of The Pops. They had pre-recorded exclusive performances in BBC studios, or sent promotional clips to be played on the show.

Television: The Music Of Lennon & McCartney

The UK regional broadcaster Granada screened a special programme, The Music Of Lennon & McCartney, on this evening. It was shown across the rest of the United Kingdom the following day.

Television: The Music Of Lennon & McCartney

This was the second of two days The Beatles spent at Granada TV Centre in Manchester, during which they recorded their contributions to a television special, The Music Of Lennon & McCartney, which was first broadcast on 16 December 1965.

Television: The Music Of Lennon & McCartney

This was the first of two days at Granada TV Centre in Manchester, during which The Beatles recorded their contributions to The Music Of Lennon & McCartney, a television special first broadcast on 16 December 1965.

The Beatles’ fourth Ed Sullivan Show

The Beatles had wowed US television audiences during their first three appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, recorded in February 1964 during their first American visit. On this day they made a fourth and final appearance.

Television: Blackpool Night Out

The Beatles made just one television appearance in Britain to promote the Help! album; other shows had to run pre-recorded clips instead.

John Lennon is interviewed in Cannes

In May 1965 John Lennon and his wife Cynthia made a brief trip to Cannes in France to attend the film festival. He was interviewed on this day by reporter Martin Ogronsky for CBS TV’s The Merv Griffin Show.

Television: Ready, Steady, Go!

The Beatles had performed on the popular ITV music show Ready, Steady, Go! on three prior occasions, but preferred not to do so again. In order to promote their Ticket To Ride single, John Lennon and George Harrison gave an interview at production company Rediffusion’s Wembley Studios.