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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 12, 1965 (Saturday)

Twickenham Film Studios, St. Margaret's, Twickenham

The embargo restricting publication of the Queen's Birthday Honours list was lifted during the night of Friday, June 11, so news of the Beatles MBE awards was splashed across all of the British daily newspapers this morning. The Beatles were at Twickenham Film Studios to view a rough cut of Help! for the first time when they were besieged by representatives of the world's press, radio and TV and so convened a press conference. Radio and television interviews went into bulletins across the globe during the afternoon and evening.

One such interview, with George Yateman, was packaged together with film and performance clips and screened in New York on the educational channel WNDT (Channel 13) on Wednesday, June 30th, in the program British Calendar: News.

During the evening of the 11th, as the embargo was lifted, Paul was interviewed, by telephone, by BBC staff reporter Ronald Burns, 1 min, 40 secs of which was broadcast in Late Night Extra. Another phone interview, Peter Haigh chatting to Brian Epstein, was included earlier in the same program.

                                                                 

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