Radio: The Beat Show

The Beatles’ only appearance on the BBC radio show The Beat Show took place on 3 July 1963. It was broadcast on the BBC Light Programme service on 1pm the following day.

The session took place at Manchester’s Playhouse Theatre. The Beatles rehearsed from 4pm, and the show was recorded in front of a studio audience from 8-9pm. They performed three songs: ‘From Me To You’, ‘A Taste Of Honey’, and ‘Twist And Shout’.

The host was Gay Byrne, and other music was provided by the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra directed by Bernard Herrmann, and the Trad Lads.

The Beatles' summer 1963 itinerary

Last updated: 27 June 2023
Radio: Pop Go The Beatles
Editing, mixing: She Loves You, I'll Get You
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