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19 November 1995 (USA) See more »
An autobiographical documentary of the greatest of the rock bands. Full summary »
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Still the best See more (33 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 21)

Paul McCartney ... Himself (6 episodes, 1995-1996)

George Harrison ... Himself (6 episodes, 1995-1996)

Ringo Starr ... Himself (6 episodes, 1995-1996)
Neil Aspinall ... Himself (6 episodes, 1995-1996)

George Martin ... Himself (5 episodes, 1995-1996)
Derek Taylor ... Himself (4 episodes, 1995-1996)

Series Directed by
Kevin Godley (unknown episodes)
Bob Smeaton (unknown episodes)
Geoff Wonfor (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Bob Smeaton (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Neil Aspinall .... producer (unknown episodes)
Chips Chipperfield .... producer (unknown episodes)
Stan Storc .... line producer (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Eugene O'Connor (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Andy Matthews (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Helen Bannon .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Maggie Hunt .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Robin Slater .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Melissa Walsh .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Bryony Cranstoun .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Steve Jones .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Richard King .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Danny Longhurst .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Andy Matthews .... sound supervisor (unknown episodes)
Danny McCullough .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Howie Nicol .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
Mike Spalla .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
Steve Thomas .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ray Patrick .... hot head technician (1 episode, 1996)

Andy Curling .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Angus Hudson .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Phil Mullally .... clapper loader (unknown episodes)
Tod Nicol .... camera operator: rostrum camera (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Adam Lichtenstein .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Jeannette Knight .... music clearances (unknown episodes)
Graham Walker .... music clearances (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Julian Adamoli .... archive consultant (unknown episodes)
Gayla Aspinall .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Peter Bensimon .... film archivist: Apple (unknown episodes)
Celia Blaker .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Nell Burley .... researcher (unknown episodes)
Fran Cronin .... database manager (unknown episodes)
Drew H. Fash .... archive material provider (unknown episodes)
Ron Furmanek .... archive material provider / archive restorator (unknown episodes)
Adrian Irvine .... additional clearances (unknown episodes)
Rosie Jones .... edit suite production assistant (unknown episodes)
Shirley Jones .... researcher: 1970's (unknown episodes)
Mark Lewisohn .... additional researcher / archive material provider (unknown episodes)
Linda McCartney .... archive material provider (unknown episodes)
Paul McCartney .... archive material provider (unknown episodes)
Emma Montanet .... production secretary (unknown episodes)
Yoko Ono .... archive material provider (unknown episodes)
Jane Puttick .... additional researcher (unknown episodes)
Geraldine Royds .... archive consultant (unknown episodes)
James Rubinstein .... additional clearances (unknown episodes)
David Saltz .... anthology projects manager (unknown episodes)
George Scott .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Ringo Starr .... archive material provider (unknown episodes)
Derek Taylor .... special assistance (unknown episodes)
Jann Wenner .... archive material provider (unknown episodes)
Series Thanks
Yoko Ono .... special thanks (unknown episodes)
Crew believed to be complete

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600 min
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Did You Know?

The two new songs, "Free As A Bird" and "Real Love", were originally John Lennon demos. The three surviving Beatles added instrumentation to the demos and released the songs as singles in conjunction with the release of the special. In addition, John hadn't filled in the middle eight section of the demo for "Free As A Bird", so the surviving Beatles wrote a new section for that, which, according to Paul, was one of the reasons for choosing the song. It allowed them some input.See more »
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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In one of the segments, a little girl claims her new favorite band is "Herman and the Hermits." Is this an actual band?
Are there any substantial differences/extras/etc. in the DVD version that weren't in the VHS edition?
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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Still the best, 20 October 2005
Author: ebiros2 from United States

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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