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A Hard Day's Night

Anarchic and offbeat 1960s story of 36 hours in the lives of The Beatles as they travel to a TV show in London. The film uses a variety of cinematographic styles including documentary, surrealism and neorealism to create one of the milestone pictures of the decade.

1 hour, 25 minutes

Last on

Wed 22 Aug 2018 12:20

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Himself John Lennon
Himself Paul McCartney
Himself George Harrison
Himself Ringo Starr
Grandfather Wilfrid Brambell
Norm Norman Rossington
Shake John Junkin
TV Director Victor Spinetti
Millie Anna Quayle
Director Richard Lester
Producer Walter Shenson
Writer Alun Owen

Broadcasts

  • Mon 28 Dec 1970 16:05
  • Mon 27 Dec 1971 09:40
  • Boxing Day 1973 10:35
  • Tue 3 Aug 1976 18:45
  • Christmas Day 1979 15:00
  • Sat 3 May 2003 15:25
  • Sun 6 Jun 2004 19:30
  • Mon 12 Dec 2005 22:05
  • Sun 9 Sep 2007 23:30
  • Mon 10 Sep 2007 00:30
  • Fri 25 Jan 2008 23:30
  • Sat 16 Aug 2008 23:45
  • Mon 25 Apr 2011 23:15
  • Mon 25 Apr 2011 23:25
  • Sun 6 Jul 2014 19:35
  • Fri 11 Jul 2014 23:00
  • New Year's Day 2015 09:50
  • Boxing Day 2016 01:15
  • Boxing Day 2017 11:55
  • Wed 22 Aug 2018 12:20

Richard Lester on A Hard Day's Night

Richard Lester on A Hard Day's Night

The film director describes how the Beatles movie was unlike anything made before.

Making A Hard Day's Night with The Beatles

Making A Hard Day's Night with The Beatles

BBC Radio 4 explores The Beatles' first foray into film and the wider cultural impact.