Reporter Takes on the Beatles

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The Beatles arrive to play Dublin's Adelphi cinema. Reporter Frank Hall talks to the four band members about fame, the Mersey sound, hair-styles and George Harrison's mother. All of this while aeroplane noise and the Beatles antics test the professionalism of the reporter. Later Frank Hall talks to fans waiting to see the band.

  • Title
    The Beatles in Dublin
  • 1st Broadcast
    07/11/1963
  • Contributor
    Frank Hall (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:06:53
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Reporter Takes on the Beatles
  • Extended description

    The Beatles arrive at Dublin airport for a concert at the Adelphi cinema. Paul Russell greets the band and introduces John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison to reporter Frank Hall.

    Frank Hall talks to the four band members about their hair, the Liverpool sound, success, and their Irish backgrounds. The noise of an aircraft interrupts the interview.

    George Harrison says his mother has many cousins in Ireland and has come over to see the show. Throughout the interview all four are joking with each other and the reporter. At one point they sing together "we've been together now for 40 years."

    Outside the Adelphi cinema in Abbey Street, Dublin, Frank Hall talks to some fans while the police try to keep order. One girl says she does not like the Beatles and is only here to get a ticket for Helen Shapiro.

  • Information

    A report from RTÉ News on the Beatles arrival in Dublin to play a concert. Broadcast 7 November 1963.

  • Local keywords
    Music, The Beatles, Fans, Concert, Dublin Airport, Adelphi Cinema, Paul Russell, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison
  • Geographical coverage
    Dublin, Ireland
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    Telefís Éireann
  • Production year
    1963
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    N652/00063
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    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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