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THERE WILL BE A SHOW TONIGHT: The BBC Performances

The Beatles BBC performances

From March, 1962 to May, 1965, The Beatles appeared on at least 52 radio programs for the BBC. Presented here is a listing of these shows, along with the setlist they played (including songs which were recorded but not broadcast), recording dates, and broadcast dates.

Teenager's Turn (Here We Go)
Recorded 3/7/62, Broadcast 3/8/62

Features Pete Best on drums.

  1. Hello Little Girl (not broadcast)
  2. Dream Baby
  3. Memphis, Tennessee
  4. Please Mr. Postman

Teenager's Turn (Here We Go)
Recorded 6/11/62, Broadcast 6/15/62

Features Pete Best on drums.

  1. Ask Me Why
  2. Besame Mucho
  3. A Picture Of You

Teenager's Turn (Here We Go)
Recorded 10/25/62, Broadcast 10/26/62

  1. Sheila (not broadcast)
  2. Love Me Do
  3. A Taste Of Honey
  4. P.S. I Love You

Talent Spot
Recorded 11/27/62, Broadcast 12/4/62

  1. Love Me Do
  2. P.S. I Love You
  3. Twist And Shout

Teenager's Turn (Here We Go)
Recorded 1/16/63, Broadcast 1/25/63

  1. Chains
  2. Please Please Me
  3. Ask Me Why
  4. Three Cool Cats (not broadcast)

Saturday Club
Recorded 1/22/63, Broadcast 1/26/63

  1. Some Other Guy
  2. Keep Your Hands Off My Baby
  3. Beautiful Dreamer
  4. Love Me Do
  5. Please Please Me

Talent Spot
Recorded 1/22/63, Broadcast 1/29/63

  1. Please Please Me
  2. Ask Me Why
  3. Some Other Guy

Parade Of Pops
Recorded 2/20/63, Broadcast 2/20/63

  1. Love Me Do
  2. Please Please Me

Teenager's Turn (Here We Go)
Recorded 3/6/63, Broadcast 3/12/63

  1. Misery
  2. Do You Want To Know A Secret?
  3. Please Please Me
  4. I Saw Her Standing There (not broadcast)

Saturday Club
Recorded 3/16/63, Broadcast 3/16/63

  1. I Saw Her Standing There
  2. Misery
  3. Too Much Monkey Business
  4. I'm Talking About You
  5. Please Please Me
  6. The Hippy Hippy Shake

On The Scene
Recorded 3/21/63, Broadcast 3/28/63

  1. Misery
  2. Do You Want To Know A Secret?
  3. Please Please Me

Easy Beat
Recorded 4/3/63, Broadcast 4/7/63

  1. Please Please Me
  2. Misery
  3. From Me To You

Swingin' Sound
Recorded 4/18/63, Broadcast 4/18/63

  1. Twist And Shout
  2. From Me To You

Side By Side
Recorded 4/1/63, Broadcast 4/22/63

  1. Side By Side Theme
  2. I Saw Her Standing There
  3. Do You Want To Know A Secret?
  4. Baby It's You
  5. Please Please Me
  6. From Me To You
  7. Misery

Side By Side
Recorded 4/1/63, Broadcast 5/13/63

  1. Side By Side Theme
  2. Long Tall Sally
  3. A Taste Of Honey
  4. Chains
  5. Thank You Girl
  6. Boys
  7. From Me To You

Saturday Club
Recorded 5/21/63, Broadcast 5/25/63

  1. I Saw Her Standing There
  2. Do You Want To Know A Secret?
  3. Boys
  4. Long Tall Sally
  5. From Me To You
  6. Money

Steppin' Out
Recorded 5/21/63, Broadcast 6/3/63

  1. Please Please Me
  2. I Saw Her Standing There
  3. Roll Over Beethoven
  4. Thank You Girl
  5. From Me To You
  6. Twist And Shout (not broadcast)

Pop Go The Beatles
Recorded 5/25/63, Broadcast 6/4/63

  1. Pop Go The Beatles
  2. From Me To You
  3. Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
  4. Do You Want To Know A Secret?
  5. You Really Got A Hold On Me
  6. Misery
  7. The Hippy Hippy Shake
  8. Pop Go The Beatles

Pop Go The Beatles
Recorded 6/1/63, Broadcast 6/11/63

  1. Pop Go The Beatles
  2. Too Much Monkey Business
  3. I Got To Find My Baby
  4. Young Blood
  5. Baby It's You
  6. Till There Was You
  7. Love Me Do
  8. Pop Go The Beatles

Pop Go The Beatles
Recorded 6/1/63, Broadcast 6/18/63

  1. Pop Go The Beatles
  2. A Shot Of Rythm And Blues
  3. Memphis
  4. A Taste Of Honey
  5. Sure To Fall
  6. Money
  7. From Me To You
  8. Pop Go The Beatles

Easy Beat
Recorded 6/19/63, Broadcast 6/23/63

  1. Some Other Guy
  2. A Taste Of Honey
  3. Thank You Girl
  4. From Me To You

Side By Side
Recorded 4/4/63, Broadcast 6/24/63

  1. Side By Side Theme
  2. Too Much Monkey Business
  3. Love Me Do
  4. Boys
  5. I'll Be On Way
  6. From Me To You

Pop Go The Beatles
Recorded 6/17/63, Broadcast 6/25/63

  1. Pop Go The Beatles
  2. Anna (Go With Him)
  3. I Saw Her Standing There
  4. Boys
  5. Chains
  6. P.S. I Love You
  7. Twist And Shout
  8. Pop Go The Beatles
  9. A Taste Of Honey (not broadcast)

Saturday Club
Recorded 6/24/63, Broadcast 6/29/63

  1. I Got To Find My Baby
  2. Memphis
  3. Money
  4. Till There Was You
  5. From Me To You
  6. Roll Over Beethoven

The Beat Show
Recorded 7/3/63, Broadcast 7/4/63

  1. From Me To You
  2. A Taste Of Honey
  3. Twist And Shout

Pop Go The Beatles
Recorded 7/2/63, Broadcast 7/16/63

  1. Pop Go The Beatles
  2. That's All Right (Mama)
  3. There's A Place
  4. Carol
  5. Soldier Of Love
  6. Lend Me Your Comb
  7. Clarabella
  8. Pop Go The Beatles
  9. Three Cool Cats (not broadcast)
  10. Sweet Little Sixteen (not broadcast)
  11. Ask Me Why (not broadcast)

Easy Beat
Recorded 7/17/63, Broadcast 7/21/63

  1. I Saw Her Standing There
  2. A Shot Of Rythm And Blues
  3. There's A Place
  4. Twist And Shout

Pop Go The Beatles
Recorded 7/10/63, Broadcast 7/23/63

  1. Pop Go The Beatles
  2. Sweet Little Sixteen
  3. A Taste Of Honey
  4. Nothin' Shakin'
  5. Love Me Do
  6. Lonesome Tears In My Eyes
  7. So How Come No One Loves Me
  8. Pop Go The Beatles

Pop Go The Beatles
Recorded 7/10/63, Broadcast 7/30/63

  1. Pop Go The Beatles
  2. Memphis
  3. Do You Want To Know A Secret?
  4. Till There Was You
  5. Matchbox
  6. Please Mr. Postman
  7. The Hippy Hippy Shake
  8. Pop Go The Beatles

Pop Go The Beatles
Recorded 7/16/63, Broadcast 8/8/63

  1. Pop Go The Beatles
  2. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry Over You
  3. Cry, Waiting, Hoping
  4. Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey
  5. To Know Her Is To Love Her
  6. The Honeymoon Song
  7. Twist And Shout
  8. Pop Go The Beatles

Pop Go The Beatles
Recorded 7/16/63, Broadcast 8/13/63

  1. Pop Go The Beatles
  2. Long Tall Sally
  3. Please Please Me
  4. She Loves You
  5. You Really Got A Hold On Me
  6. I'll Get You
  7. I Got A Woman
  8. Pop Go The Beatles

Pop Go The Beatles
Recorded 7/16/63, Broadcast 8/20/63

  1. Pop Go The Beatles
  2. She Loves You
  3. Words Of Love
  4. Glad All Over
  5. I Just Don't Understand
  6. Devil In Her Heart
  7. Slow Down
  8. Pop Go The Beatles

Saturday Club
Recorded 7/30/63, Broadcast 8/24/63

  1. Long Tall Sally
  2. She Loves You
  3. Glad All Over
  4. Twist And Shout
  5. You Really Got A Hold On Me
  6. I'll Get You

Pop Go The Beatles
Recorded 8/1/63, Broadcast 8/27/63

  1. Pop Go The Beatles
  2. Ooh! My Soul
  3. Don't Ever Change
  4. Twist And Shout
  5. She Loves You
  6. Anna (Go With Him)
  7. A Shot Of Rythm And Blues
  8. Pop Go The Beatles

Pop Go The Beatles
Recorded 8/1/63, Broadcast 9/3/63

  1. Pop Go The Beatles
  2. From Me To You
  3. I'll Get You
  4. Money
  5. There's A Place
  6. Honey Don't (John singing lead)
  7. Roll Over Beethoven
  8. Pop Go The Beatles
  9. Lucille (not broadcast)
  10. Baby It's You (not broadcast)

Pop Go The Beatles
Recorded 9/3/63, Broadcast 9/10/63

  1. Pop Go The Beatles
  2. Too Much Monkey Business
  3. Love Me Do
  4. She Loves You
  5. I'll Get You
  6. A Taste Of Honey
  7. The Hippy Hippy Shake
  8. Pop Go The Beatles

Pop Go The Beatles
Recorded 9/3/63, Broadcast 9/17/63

  1. Pop Go The Beatles
  2. Chains
  3. You Really Got A Hold On Me
  4. Misery
  5. Lucille
  6. From Me To You
  7. Boys
  8. Pop Go The Beatles

Pop Go The Beatles
Recorded 9/3/63, Broadcast 9/24/63

  1. Pop Go The Beatles
  2. She Loves You (from the 9/10/63 broadcast)
  3. Ask Me Why
  4. Devil In My Heart
  5. I Saw Her Standing There
  6. Sure To Fall
  7. Twist And Shout
  8. Pop Go The Beatles

Saturday Club
Recorded 9/7/63, Broadcast 10/5/63

  1. I Saw Her Standing There
  2. Memphis
  3. Happy Birthday Saturday Club
  4. I'll Get You
  5. She Loves You
  6. Lucille

Easy Beat
Recorded 10/16/63, Broadcast 10/20/63

  1. I Saw Her Standing There
  2. Love Me Do
  3. Please Please Me
  4. From Me To You
  5. She Loves You

(41) Ken Dodd Show
Recorded 10/9/63, Broadcast 11/3/63

  1. She Loves You

Saturday Club
Recorded 12/17/63, Broadcast 12/21/63

  1. All I Want For Christmas
  2. All My Loving
  3. This Boy
  4. I Want To Hold Your Hand
  5. Till There Was You
  6. Roll Over Beethoven
  7. She Loves You (from the 10/5/63 broadcast)
  8. Crimble Medley

From Us To You
Recorded 12/18/63, Broadcast 12/26/63

  1. From Us To You
  2. She Loves You
  3. All My Loving
  4. Roll Over Beethoven
  5. Till There Was You
  6. Boys
  7. Money
  8. I Saw Her Standing There
  9. Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport
  10. I Want To Hold Your Hand
  11. From Us To You

Saturday Club
Recorded 1/7/64, Broadcast 2/15/64

  1. All My Loving
  2. Money
  3. The Hippy Hippy Shake
  4. I Want To Hold Your Hand (from the 10/5/63 broadcast)
  5. Roll Over Beethoven
  6. Johnny B. Goode
  7. I Wanna Be Your Man

From Us To You
Recorded 2/28/64, Broadcast 3/30/64

  1. From Us To You
  2. You Can't Do That
  3. Roll Over Beethoven
  4. Till There Was You
  5. I Wanna Be Your Man
  6. Please Mr. Postman
  7. All My Loving
  8. This Boy
  9. Can't Buy Me Love
  10. From Us To You

Saturday Club
Recorded 3/31/64, Broadcast 4/4/64

  1. Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
  2. I Call Your Name
  3. I Got A Woman
  4. You Can't Do That
  5. Can't Buy Me Love
  6. Sure To Fall
  7. Long Tall Sally

From Us To You
Recorded 5/1/64, Broadcast 5/18/64

  1. From Us To You
  2. Whit Monday To You
  3. I Saw Her Standing There
  4. Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey
  5. I Forgot To Remember To Forget
  6. You Can't Do That
  7. Sure To Fall
  8. Can't Buy Me Love
  9. Matchbox
  10. Honey Don't (John singing lead)

Top Gear
Recorded 7/14/64, Broadcast 7/16/64

  1. Top Gear Spot
  2. Long Tall Sally
  3. Things We Said Today
  4. A Hard Day's Night
  5. And I Love Her
  6. I Should Have Known Better
  7. If I Fell
  8. You Can't Do That

From Us To You
Recorded 7/17/64, Broadcast 8/3/64

  1. From Us To You
  2. Long Tall Sally
  3. If I Fell
  4. I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
  5. Things We Said Today
  6. I Should Have Know Better
  7. Boys
  8. Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey
  9. A Hard Day's Night
  10. From Us To You

From Us To You (recording session)
Recorded 7/17/64

  1. From Us To You
  2. From Us To You
  3. I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
  4. I Should Have Known Better
  5. I Should Have Known Better

Top Gear
Recorded 11/17/64, Broadcast 11/26/64

  1. I'm A Loser
  2. Honey Don't
  3. She's A Woman
  4. Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
  5. I'll Follow The Sun
  6. I Feel Fine

Saturday Club
Recorded 11/25/64, Broadcast 12/26/64

  1. Rock And Roll Music
  2. I'm A Loser (from the 11/26/64 broadcast)
  3. Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby (from the 11/26/64 broadcast)
  4. I Feel Fine (from the 11/26/64 broadcast)
  5. Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey
  6. She's A Woman (from the 11/26/64 broadcast)

Saturday Club/Top Gear (recording session)
Recorded 11/25/64

  1. I Feel Fine
  2. She's A Woman

The Beatles Invite You To Take A Ticket To Ride
Recorded 5/20/65, Broadcast 6/7/65

  1. Ticket To Ride (shortened version)
  2. Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
  3. I'm A Loser
  4. The Night Before
  5. Honey Don't
  6. Dizzy Miss Lizzy
  7. She's A Woman
  8. Ticket To Ride

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