Television: People And Places

The Beatles made their debut on television on this day, with an appearance in Manchester on the local programme People And Places.

The show was made by Granada Television, and was broadcast only in the north and north-west of England. It was filmed in Studio Four of Granada TV Centre on Quay Street in Manchester.

The Beatles rehearsed before cameras from 3-4pm, and again from 4.15-6pm. The show was broadcast live from 6.35-7pm, and the group sang two songs: Some Other Guy and their new single Love Me Do.

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3 responses on “Television: People And Places

  1. ErnieG

    I’d always been led to believe it was Irish broadcaster, Gay Byrne who introduced The Beatles first on TV (Granada’s ‘People & Places’, 17th Oct ’62); though other sources say it was Bill Grundy. Anyone know who it was – and, more importantly, does any footage exist?

    1. David

      “People and Places” was jointly fronted by Gay Byrne and Bill Grundy. I’m pretty sure I saw this broadcast, because we always watched “People and Places” and I had definitely heard of The Beatles by the end of 1962. However, I was only 6 years old at the time, so my memories are a little bit hazy.

    2. Brian Flynn

      Hi ErnieG, it was definitely Gay Byrne who interviewed The Beatles. I have seen the interview many times on RTE (the Irish National TV Station). Brian (Dublin)

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