Doctor Who's Beatles Episode True Story Accuracy: 9 Changes & Details

Monday, May 13, 2024

 Doctor Who 's "The Devil's Chord" changes The Beatles' history, but features some factual accuracy, like Abbey Road Studios ties.
The cast includes all Beatles members, primarily focusing on John and Paul, while weaving in other historical figures.
The use of the Mrs. Mills Piano in the final showdown reflects a unique blend of fiction and history.

Doctor Who season 14, episode 2, "The Devil's Chord," features one of the most legendary bands of all time, but certain facts about The Beatles' early years are purposefully different from what happened in real life. Although "The Devil's Chord" alters The Beatles' true history, parts of the episode are surprisingly accurate. John, Paul, George, and Ringo have strong ties to Abbey Road Studios, so it makes sense for the story to unfold there. "The Devil's Chord" adds to the list of historical figures met by the Doctor in the modern era, even if some details are intentionally incorrect.

The Doctor Who season 14 cast includes a version of all four members of The Beatles, including another famous Liverpool musician. Although all five fictional portrayals of the performers appear in "The Devil's Chord," it's only really John Lennon and Paul McCartney who play any meaningful role in the story of the episode. Some of the episode's inaccuracies are glaringly obvious. However, the installment is surprisingly consistent with real events in parts. What happens as a result is a rewarding blend of history and fiction.

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