As part of International Beatles Week, we’ve partnered with Kaleidoscope to screen astonishing missing-believed-wiped tapes from television performances from The Beatles and many more.
Kaleidoscope has had considerable success in recent years finding lost tapes of iconic music performances, not just of the Beatles but also other acts such as T-Rex, The Sweet and Elton John. All on obsolete formats which have required many hours of restoration and dedicated work from Kaleidoscope’s engineers.
Two hour-long sessions will screen on our main stage during the day, each with an introduction from Chris Perry, CEO of Kaleidoscope.
11:00am – midday.
For a group that appeared hundreds of times on television worldwide, it is surprising how few of those original performances of The Beatles have survived.
Today starts with a highlights package of lost Beatles material found by Kaleidoscope including performances on Ready Steady Go and Thank Your Lucky Stars.
Session one concludes with eleven minutes of off-air 8mm footage from June 1966 Top of the Pops. Filmed by David Chandler and including the Beatles performing Paperback Writer, plus The Troggs, Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones, The Small Faces and Gene Pitney amongst others.
Session two begins with thirty minutes of recently found 405 domestic recordings which have been digitally transferred to a modern format. Acts include Elton John and T-Rex, Lt Pigeon, Pan’s People, The Sweet and others.
The final twenty minutes highlights package of recently found 405 domestic recordings are taken from Lift Off and include The Sweet and Ayshea Brough.
With special thanks to Shirley and Melody McLean ( SMPRC )
The work of Kaleidoscope is featured at www.tvbrain.info
All Screenings are included with a General Admission Ticket to the British Music Experience.
BME Annual Pass Holders- Free Admission.
BFI Members receive the reduced concession rate.