Rare footage of The Beatles to be screened for first time in 40 years

Sunday, December 01, 2013

For more than four decades, a canister of film lay in a damp London garage, unopened and forgotten. Stacked among 64 other unmarked cans, it sat for decades gathering dust, without anyone suspecting the nine minutes of music gold that rested inside.

Then, after a chance look at a faded, scribbled label buried within the can, a long-lost interview with The Beatles was found. First broadcast on Scottish Television in April1964, the film footage captured the Fab Four being interviewed on ‘Roundup’, an hour-long children's current affairs programme on Scottish television network STV. Now, the Scottish public are being invited to view it in its entirety for the first time at theEdinburgh Filmhouse this weekend. “We think it may be the longest surviving television interview of the Beatles on record,” said John McVie, Media Coordinator for STV. “We have so little footage left of the 1960s, this is a rare chance for people to see this valuable interview.”

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Source:  STV, Edinburgh

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