Television: 24 Hours: The World Of John And Yoko – day five

The final day of a five-day shoot for the BBC documentary 24 Hours: The World Of John And Yoko took place at the Bull Hotel in Long Melford, Suffolk.

On the previous evening John Lennon and Yoko Ono had been filmed by the crew making Apotheosis 2. Afterwards they all checked in to the hotel for the night.

Filming concluded on this morning in the Lennons’ hotel room. They played a word game, Fortunately/Unfortunately, while lying in bed. They were also filmed drinking tea in bed.

Ono was evidently fond of the Unfortunately/Fortunately sequence, as she included it in the 1988 documentary Imagine: John Lennon. The audio was also used on the first disc of the 1998 box set John Lennon Anthology.

Lennon and Ono had agreed to the BBC following them for five days in exchange for the rights to the footage. The 35-minute documentary was first shown from 10.30pm on BBC 1 on 15 December.

Last updated: 3 March 2023
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