Television: The Mersey Sound

The Beatles were filmed for a second day for the BBC documentary The Mersey Sound, produced by Don Haworth.

The filming took place in a dressing room at the BBC’s Dickenson Road studio. The Beatles spoke about their past, future plans and their belief that the present beat music boom wouldn’t last for ever. They were also shown applying make up and waiting in the wings their instruments, in a sequence which was intended to precede the ‘concert’ footage filmed the day before.

The BBC’s first north of England television studios were situated at the corner of Dickenson Road and Wilmslow Road, Manchester, in the former Dickenson Road Methodist Church. The building was demolished in the late 1960s.

Last updated: 28 June 2022
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