An autobiographical documentary of the greatest of the rock bands.
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 Themselves (archive footage) (8 episodes, 1995-1996)
Neil Aspinall ...
 Himself (6 episodes, 1995-1996)
Derek Taylor ...
 Himself (6 episodes, 1995-1996)
Mal Evans ...
 Himself (archive footage) (6 episodes, 1995-1996)
Cynthia Lennon ...
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 Herself (archive footage) (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
Brian Epstein ...
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 Himself (archive footage) (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
Maureen Starkey ...
 Herself (archive footage) (3 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Himself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Princess Margaret ...
 Helself / ... (archive footage) (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Wilfrid Brambell ...
 Himself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Himself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Herself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 1996)
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This series is a documentary on the life and times of the Beatles. It features clips from many of their songs as well as in-depth descriptions of their songs, tours, and lives. Written by Marc A. Frigon

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The idea for this retrospective first came up in 1970. Apple Corps collected as much archive footage of the band as they could from around the world. Neil Aspinall then assembled a 90 minute documentary tentatively titled "The Long and Winding Road". Plans for the completion of the project lay dormant until 1980 when all four of the former members of the Beatles agreed to a television special which was to have featured a mini-concert at its conclusion. The project was to have been broadcast sometime in the early 80's. However these plans where interrupted when John Lennon was murdered on December 8, 1980. See more »

Quotes

George Harrison: Which album is this?
George Martin: This is... Abbey Road.
Paul McCartney: George Harrison... foremost Beatles expert!
Ringo Starr: You're George, this is Paul...
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Connections

References Opportunity Knocks (1956) See more »

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Look Who It Is
Written by John Schroeder and Mike Hawker
Performed by Helen Shapiro
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Still the best
20 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Someone had to make this mini-series, and who would be better than the Beatles themselves ? For instance, who could tell with more believability that George didn't like the album Sgt. Pepper that much than George himself ? In this sense this anthology is very important, because all the information comes directly from the Beatles themselves. This DVD set contains additional comments by Niel Aspenall, and George Martin that's never been seen elsewhere which reveals the back stories about the production of Beatles' music, their earlier days on the road etc. Watch this anthology with video "The Compleat Beatles", "Making of A Hard Days Night" and "The making of Sgt. Pepper" (broadcasted, but unreleased in video) you should get pretty much the whole picture of the Beatles.

If I had one complaint about this DVD set, it's that the music is recorded so much louder than the voice track, and is difficult to find the right volume level to listen to. But of all the Beatles documentary videos that are out there, this one still is the best.


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