Sgt Pepper’s Musical Revolution
documentary / 9.00pm / BBC2
fifty years after its release, The Beatles’ Sgt pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is still considered to be one of the most innovative and inspirational albums of all time. With help from the master tapes, composer and presenter Howard Goodall shows us the ‘inventions and reinventions’ which came about after the band had stopped touring and were free to make music that didn’t need to be replicated on stage. The brilliance of producer George Martin and engineer Geoff Emerick, The Beatles’ musical curiosity and George Harrison’s interest in Indian culture all play a part in the resulting mind-blowing tapestry. As Howard says: ‘Awesome’.
The Beatles in Sgt Pepper garb