The British Film Institute presents the best global cinema on-demand:
From classic and contemporary films to the best of the BFI National Archive.

The Beatles
The Beatles

The Beatles 1963

Close

This film is certified

Please confirm that you accept our terms of use.

Close

The Beatles 1963

6 mins United Kingdom

This shows the Beatles visiting Plymouth from their arrival in a Rolls Royce and larking around in interview to taking to the stage at Plymouth's ABC cinema.

In March 1963 Parlophone and George Martin released the Beatles' debut studio album "Please, Please Me" including 8 songs written by Lennon and McCartney and a cover of "Twist and Shout". The LP contained 7 songs each side and was recorded 'live' in three sessions in one day. This was followed up in November by the release of the album "With the Beatles".

The South West Film and Television Archive (SWFTA) is the regional film archive for the South West of England. Established in 1993, SWFTA's core collection comprises of the combined programme libraries of Westward Television and TSW (Television South West). The archive also cares for a significant number of donated film collections, both amateur and professional, dating back to the early 1900s.

Genres

Magazine and Review show News

Tags

1960s Beatles, The (band)

Collection

Beat Generations

Released

1963

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Read lessRead more
Part of

1,000s of beautifully preserved films, capturing 120 years of Britain on Film

Explore
The map

Explore further

View Richard Lester, The Beatles and A Hard Day’s Night (Q&A)
Richard Lester, The Beatles and A Hard Day’s Night (Q&A)
Watch for free

Richard Lester, The Beatles and A Hard Day’s Night (Q&A) 2014

Director Richard Lester discusses filming A Hard Day’s Night (1964) during the peak of Beatlemania, at a screening for the film's 50th anniversary.

24 mins United Kingdom

View A Hard Day's Night
A Hard Day's Night
Watch from £2.98
HD

A Hard Day's Night 1964 U

The Beatles’ freewheeling film debut remains the pinnacle of rock-n-roll cinema; still deliriously entertaining 50 years on.

87 mins United Kingdom Director. Richard Lester

View The Beatles at Ipswich Gaumont
The Beatles at Ipswich Gaumont
Watch for free 1 mins

The Beatles at Ipswich Gaumont 1964

This is one Halloween night that certainly was one big scream as the Fab Four played the Ipswich Gaumont (then Regent).

1 mins United Kingdom

Subscription

View All

Welcome to a new subscription service like no other.

>100s of hand-picked classics and critically-acclaimed films

>Critic Mark Kermode picks a must-see film every week

>No contract, cancel anytime

Cookies Policy

This website uses cookies, as explained in our Cookies Policy.

To accept the terms and hide this message please click 'I accept'.

I accept

Passionate about film? So are we…

Don't miss the email made for the in-the-know film fan:

New releases — on the same day as in cinemas Special collections & unheralded classics Exclusive news on discounts


Never ask | Ask me later