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Produced by George Martin

Profile of record producer Sir George Martin, with his wife Judy, son Giles, Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Michael Palin among the many contributors.

Profile of record producer Sir George Martin. He began with Nellie the Elephant, 633 Squadron and Peter Sellers, then came the Beatles and then the golden age of rock. Martin recorded the soundtrack of the second half of the 20th century.

This rich and intimate portrait follows Sir George at 85 with his wife Judy, son Giles, Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Cilla Black, Michael Palin and Bernard Cribbins among the many contributors.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Wed 9 Mar 2016 22:00

Music Played

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

  • Brian Eno

    Another Green World

  • Matt Monro

    A Portrait of My Love

  • George Martin

    Judy's Theme

  • Ron Goodwin and His Concert Orchestra

    Warsaw Concerto

  • Heinz Holliger & Orlando String Quartet

    Mozart Oboe Quartet in F Major K370

  • The Beatles


  • Peter Sellers

    My Old Dutch

  • Roberto Inglez & his Orchestra

    Romanza - Choro

  • Mandy Miller

    Nellie the Elephant

  • Jimmy Shand

    Bluebell Polka

  • Humphrey Lyttelton

    Saturday Jump

  • London Baroque Ensemble

    Mozart Serenade in E Flat Major

  • Sidney Torch & His Orchestra

    Barwick Green

  • Sidney Torch & His Orchestra

    Coronation Scot

  • Ray Cathode

    Time Beat

  • Spike Milligan

    The Hit Parade

  • Flanders and Swann

    A Transport of Delight

  • The Goons

    And So it Was

  • Peter Sellers & Sophia Loren

    Goodness Gracious Me

  • Peter Sellers & Irene Handl

    Shadows on the Grass

  • Spike Milligan

    Fun Fun Fun

  • Rolf Harris

    Sun Arise

  • Bernard Cribbins

    Right Said Fred

  • Peter Sellers

    Any Old Iron

  • Ron Goodwin and His Concert Orchestra

    633 Squadron Theme

  • Beyond the Fringe

    Aftermyth of War

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra

    The Lark Ascending

  • Peter Sellers

    So Little Time

  • The Vipers Skiffle Group

    Don't You rock me Daddy-O

  • Peter Sellers

    We'll Let you Know

  • The Beatles

    Besame mucho

  • The Beatles

    Drive My Car

  • The Beatles

    Please Please Me

  • The Beatles

    Can't Buy Me Love

  • Millicent Martin

    That Was the Week that Was

  • Billy J. Kramer with The Dakotas

    Bad To Me

  • Gerry & The Pacemakers

    How do you do it

  • Cilla Black

    Anyone Who Had A Heart

  • Gerry & The Pacemakers

    Don't let the sun catch you crying

  • Cilla Black


  • The Beatles

    RX Beatles fan club session

  • Peter Sellers

    It's a Hard Days Night

  • The Beatles

    Strawberry Fields Forever

  • The Beatles


  • The Beatles

    Tomorrow Never Knows

  • The Beatles

    Eleanor Rigby

  • Bernard Herrmann

    Murder shower scene from Psycho

  • The Beatles

    I am the Walrus

  • The Beatles


  • The Beatles

    Mean Mr. Mustard

  • The Beatles

    The End

  • John McLaughlin & Mahavishnu Orchestra

    The Smile of The Beyond

  • America

    Tin Man

  • Jeff Beck

    Diamond Dust

  • Wings

    Live And Let Die

  • The Police

    Every Little Thing She Does is Magic

  • Larry Adler

    Summertime (feat. Peter Gabriel)

  • Cirque du Soleil

    While My Guitar Gently Weeps - "LOVE" Sessions

  • Peter Sellers

    Can't buy me love


Role Contributor
Participant George Martin
Participant Judy Martin
Participant Giles Martin
Participant Paul McCartney
Participant Ringo Starr
Participant Cilla Black
Participant Michael Palin
Participant Bernard Cribbins
Participant Howard Goodall
Participant Millicent Martin
Participant John McLaughlin
Participant Dewey Bunnell
Participant Jeff Beck
Producer Francis Hanly
Director Francis Hanly
Series Editor Anthony Wall