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Friday, November 8

Daniel Crossley in Beatles Radio Play

Daniel Crossley/Ringo, Andrew Knott/John, Stephen Fletcher/Paul and Luke Broughton/George are portraying The Beatles in Ray Connolly’s Radio 4 play Sorry, Boys, You Failed The Audition.

In the summer of 1962 the Beatles auditioned for producer George Martin at Parlophone Records having been rejected by every other record company and it was their last chance to get a recording contract. 

As everyone knows they were signed up, but what if they'd been turned down? Seen through the eyes of Freda (their teenage Liverpool fan club secretary) this is a comedy drama about what might have happened to the Beatles if George Martin had said 'No'..

Ray Connolly is perhaps best known for writing the screenplays for the films 'That'll Be the Day' and the sequel 'Stardust' and for his many interviews with the Beatles. He was due to interview John Lennon on the day the day was murdered which he wrote about in the BBC radio play 'Unimaginable'. He wrote Lennon's biography 1940-1980 and the introduction to The Beatles Complete songbook.

It will have its first broadcast next Thursday November 14th on BBC Radio 4 at 14.15

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