Director Ron Howard‘s acclaimed 2016 Beatles documentary The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years will get its U.S. broadcast TV premiere on November 25 when it’s screened on PBS stations across the country. The movie delves into the Fab Four’s history from 1962 to 1966, while showcasing the band’s live performances during that period and examining the group’s cultural impact.
Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years covers The Beatles from their early hometown gigs at the Cavern Club in Liverpool through their final official concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The film features rare and unseen archival footage of and interviews with The Beatles, as well as new conversations with surviving members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, and recollections from some of the band’s passionate fans.
The documentary was produced with the full cooperation of McCartney, Starr, and the widows of John Lennon and George Harrison — Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison.
PBS will follow its screening of Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years with an encore presentation of the 2017 documentary Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The movie takes a song-by-song look at the making of the groundbreaking album. It’s hosted by award-winning U.K. composer, music historian and broadcaster Howard Goodall.
Check your local listings to find out when both programs will air in your area.
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