The Beatles' Please Please Me: Remaking a Classic
In 2013, on the 50th anniversary of the famous 12-hour session at Abbey Road which resulted in the Beatles' iconic album Please Please Me, leading artists such as Stereophonics, Graham Coxon, Gabrielle Aplin, Joss Stone, Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze, Paul Carrack, Mick Hucknall and I Am Kloot attempted to record the same songs, in the same timescale, in the same studio.
The results are captured in this programme, presented by Stuart Maconie.
Amongst those paying their own tribute to the album's success are Burt Bacharach and Guy Chambers, as well as people lucky enough to have been there 50 years ago telling the remarkable story of what happened that day, including engineer Richard Langham and the Beatles' press officer Tony Barrow.
The Golden Age of the Album
The Beatles' Please Please Me: Remaking a Classic is part of a season of programmes celebrating the long player across BBC Four, Radio 2 and 6 Music.
- See the results of the vote for your favourite record from Radio 2's 100 Most Played Albums
- 6 Music listeners are reimagining classic album covers – take a look
- Danny Baker is joined by great guests for his 3-part Great Album Showdown
- Noel Gallagher and more discuss the LP in When Albums Ruled The World