The Beatles: 8 Days a Week – The Touring Years (12A)

2016 ( UK ) ( Documentary, Music Documentaries )

Production Company : Apple Corps Limited
Copyright : © 2016 Apple Corps Limited. Distributed by STUDIOCANAL LIMITED.

STARRING: Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison
DIRECTOR: Ron Howard

In 1962 four young men – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr – came together to form the 20th century musical phenomenon known as ‘The Beatles’. The band stormed Europe in 1963 and, in 1964, they conquered America. Their groundbreaking world tours changed global youth culture forever and, arguably, invented mass entertainment as we know it today. All the while, the group were composing and recording a series of extraordinarily successful singles and albums. However, the relentless pressure of such unprecedented fame (which in 1966 became uncontrollable turmoil) led to the decision to stop touring. In the ensuing years The Beatles were then free to focus on a series of albums that changed the face of recorded music. Master storyteller and Oscar winner, Ron Howard, explores this incredible journey in his own unique way: How did The Beatles do this? How did they cope with all the fame and pressure? How did they not only survive, but go on to revolutionise popular music? With original interviews, footage, staggering live performances, and the intimate study of character that Ron Howard is known for, he puts us right inside this extraordinary adventure, answering the question everyone always wants to know: What was it like to be there?

(2hr 17min)

Cast Member Name / Character

John Lennon / Self

Paul McCartney / Self

George Harrison / Self

Ringo Starr / Self

Richard Curtis / Self

Eddie Izzard / Self

Whoopi Goldberg / Self

Elvis Costello / Self

リチャード・レスター / Self

Malcolm Gladwell / Self

Larry Kane / Self

Sigourney Weaver / Self

Kitty Oliver / Self

Howard Goodall / Self

Jon Savage / Self

Ed Freeman / Self

Crew Member Name  / Role

Ron Howard / Producer

Ron Howard / Director

Mark Monroe / Screenwriter

Nigel Sinclair / Producer

Scott Pascucci  Producer

Brian Grazer / Producer


Tickets on sale 1st March 2017