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Radio: The Public Ear

Following their With The Beatles recording session from 10am to 1pm, The Beatles made their first of three appearances on the BBC radio show The Public Ear.

Radio: Saturday Club

En route to Fairfield Hall in Croydon, where they performed later that evening, The Beatles recorded an appearance on the BBC radio show Saturday Club at London’s Playhouse Theatre.

Television: The Mersey Sound

This was the fourth and final day in which The Beatles were filmed by BBC producer Don Haworth for the documentary The Mersey Sound.

Television: The Mersey Sound

For the third day of filming for Don Haworth’s BBC documentary The Mersey Sound, The Beatles were filmed in their home city Liverpool.

Television: The Mersey Sound

The Beatles were in Southport for a series of six nights at the Odeon Cinema when they also took part in The Mersey Beat, a documentary made by Manchester-based BBC producer Don Haworth.

Radio: Pop Go The Beatles

The Beatles recorded shows 11 and 12 of their BBC radio series Pop Go The Beatles on this day at the Playhouse Theatre in Hulme, Manchester.

Radio: Non Stop Pop, Saturday Club

Although much of 30 July was spent at Abbey Road recording songs for their second album, The Beatles visited London’s Playhouse Theatre in the afternoon to record contributions to two BBC radio shows.

Radio: Easy Beat

This was The Beatles’ third of four sessions recorded for the BBC radio show Easy Beat.

Radio: three episodes of Pop Go The Beatles

By July 1963 The Beatles were more than used to hard work. What was unusual about this day, however, was that they completed, in under eight hours, 18 songs for three editions of the radio show Pop Go The Beatles.

Radio: Pop Go The Beatles

Although they were in the middle of a season of concerts at Margate’s Winter Gardens, The Beatles travelled to London to record shows six and seven of their BBC radio series Pop Go The Beatles on this day.

Radio: The Beat Show

This was The Beatles’ only appearance on the BBC radio show The Beat Show, which was broadcast on the BBC Light Programme service on 1pm the following day.

Radio: Pop Go The Beatles

Following the success of the first four editions of The Beatles’ BBC radio show Pop Go The Beatles, the corporation decided to commission a further 11 editions. The first in this new run was recorded on this day at Studio Five in Maida Vale Studios, London.

Radio: Saturday Club

The Beatles’ fourth appearance on the BBC’s Saturday Club radio show was recorded on this day at the Playhouse Theatre in London.

Television: Juke Box Jury

John Lennon appeared without the other Beatles on an edition of the BBC television show Juke Box Jury, recorded on this day and transmitted the following Saturday at 6.35pm.

Radio: Easy Beat

The Beatles’ second appearance on the BBC radio show Easy Beat necessitated a rush back to London following Paul McCartney‘s 21st birthday celebrations.

Radio: Pop Go The Beatles

The initial run of The Beatles’ BBC radio show Pop Go The Beatles was intended to have four editions. The last of these was recorded on this day, though more were to follow once the BBC realised they had a hit show.

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.