31 Jan 2019

Sir Peter Jackson to make Beatles film with unseen footage

From Morning Report, 7:27 am on 31 January 2019

New Zealand filmmaker Sir Peter Jackson is using 55 hours of mostly-unseen footage to make a documentary film about The Beatles. The recording sessions for the band's final album, Let it Be, were infamous for the tension between the fab four. A lot of those sessions in 1969 were caught on camera. Sir Peter says it will be "the ultimate 'fly on the wall' experience, that Beatles fans have long dreamt about." Beatles authority Martin Lewis wrote the Encyclopaedia Britannica entry on the band, and speaks to Gyles Beckford.