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Uncovered Beatles footage to air

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The Beatles formed as The Quarrymen in 1958, becoming The Beatles in 1960

A documentary featuring previously unheard conversation between the four members of The Beatles will debut on BBC Two next month.

The programme is the centrepiece of BBC Two and BBC Four's Beatles Week, which runs from 5 September.

The Beatles on Record focuses on a history of The Beatles in the studio.

Other programmes include The Beatles: The First US Visit and Storyville: How The Beatles Rocked The Kremlin, about the band's impact in the former USSR.

The film introduces the Soviet Beatles' generation and hears stories about how the Fab Four changed their lives.

'Fascinating insights'

The Beatles on Record is narrated entirely by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and their producer Sir George Martin.

The previously unreleased out-takes come from studio chats during the famous Abbey Road recording sessions.

BBC Two will also re-show Timewatch: Beatlemania, the inside story of the rise and fall of the phenomenon.

By 1966 the Beatles had played more than 1,400 gigs and toured the world four times.

"This is a great chance for viewers to enjoy some rare footage and fascinating insights into the career of the greatest pop group of all time," said BBC controller for Knowledge Commissioning, George Entwistle.



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