Filming: Help!

An unused scene for Help! featuring Frankie Howerd and Wendy Richard was completed on the morning of 28 April 1965. Prior work on it had taken place on 22 and 23 April.

In the afternoon the interior pub scene was filmed at Twickenham Film Studios, which culminated with Ringo Starr falling through a trapdoor into a cellar.

The Beatles in the pub in Help!, 28 April 1965

During filming for the pub scene, Peter Sellers arrived at Twickenham to present The Beatles with Grammy Awards for ‘A Hard Day’s Night’, which won the Best Performance By A Vocal Group award for 1964, and for Best New Artist. The brief ceremony was filmed, including an off-the-cuff rendition of It’s A Long Way To Tipperary.

The Beatles had also been nominated for four other awards for 1964. They lost out on Best Rock And Roll Recording to Petula Clark’s song ‘Downtown’; Record Of The Year was João Gilberto and Stan Getz’s ‘The Girl From Ipanema’ rather than ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’; John Lennon and Paul McCartney had been nominated for a Songwriter’s Award for ‘A Hard Day’s Night’, but it went to Jerry Herman for ‘Hello, Dolly!’; and Best Original Score Written For a Motion Picture or TV Show went to Robert B Sherman and Richard M Sherman for Mary Poppins, rather than A Hard Day’s Night.

Last updated: 25 November 2022
Filming: Help!
Filming: Help!
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