Posts Categorized: Television

Live: NME Poll-Winners’ All-Star Concert

The Beatles topped the bill at the New Musical Express’ 1963-64 Annual Poll-Winners’ All-Star Concert, playing before an audience of 10,000 people at the Empire Pool in Wembley, London.

Rehearsal: Around The Beatles

This was the second day of rehearsal for the ITV show Around The Beatles, which was filmed three days later on 28 April 1964. As with the previous rehearsal on 18 April, this one took place at the Hall of Remembrance, a 1920s parish hall in Chelsea, London. The building was often used as a… Read more »

Recording: Around The Beatles

IBC Studios, Portland Place, London Producer: Jack Good Engineer: Alan Florence Tape operator: Peter Robinson Brian Epstein had negotiated a one-hour television special starring The Beatles, to be made by London-based ITV company Rediffusion. To be titled Around The Beatles, the show was filmed on 28 April 1964, but rehearsals and recording began on this… Read more »

Television: A Degree Of Frost

Paul McCartney made his first television appearance without the other Beatles on this day. He was interviewed by David Frost for the BBC show A Degree Of Frost, in Studio 4 at BBC Television Centre in Wood Lane, London.

The Beatles’ first Top Of The Pops appearance

Between 7pm and 8.30pm The Beatles were at the BBC’s Television Theatre (since renamed the Shepherd’s Bush Empire) in west London, to film their debut appearance on Top Of The Pops.

Television: Big Night Out

Despite having returned to England just the day before from their first US trip, The Beatles continued work with an appearance on the ABC Television show Big Night Out.

Rehearsal for The Ed Sullivan Show

In the morning a press conference was held in the Baroque Room at New York’s Plaza Hotel, where The Beatles were staying. Following this John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr went for a walk and photo opportunity in Central Park, where their every move was followed by around 400 female fans.

Sunday Night At The London Palladium

The Beatles made their debut on the television show Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium on 13 October 1963. Three months later they made their return.

Television: Thank Your Lucky Stars

This was the second edition of Thank Your Lucky Stars to solely feature acts from Liverpool. The first had been recorded on 23 June 1963.

Live, television: It’s The Beatles

Following their appearance on the BBC television show Juke Box Jury, The Beatles recorded a special concert appearance for the corporation at Liverpool’s Empire Theatre.

Television: Juke Box Jury

A busy day for The Beatles. In the afternoon they filmed a special edition of the BBC television show Juke Box Jury, before performing for 2,500 hometown fans. In the evening they played another two shows at the nearby Odeon Cinema.

Television: The Morecambe And Wise Show

The Beatles’ celebrated appearance on The Morecambe And Wise Show was filmed at ATV’s Elstree Studio Centre in Borehamwood on this day, although it wasn’t broadcast to the nation until April 1964.

Television: Late Scene Extra, Scene At 6.30

The Beatles had a break from their Autumn Tour, and spent the afternoon at the Granada television studios in Manchester filming a performance and interview for the Late Scene Extra and Scene At 6.30 programmes.

Television: Move Over, Dad

Prior to their evening concert at the ABC Cinema in Plymouth, The Beatles were interviewed for the ITV show Move Over, Dad, made by the Westward Television company.

Television: Day By Day, South Today

The Beatles’ concert at the Guildhall, Portsmouth was postponed after Paul McCartney fell victim to gastric flu, and was rescheduled for 3 December 1963.

Television: Drop In, Stockholm, Sweden

Despite having completed their concert tour of Sweden the night before, The Beatles returned to Stockholm to record an appearance on the Sveriges Television music show Drop In.