Holiday Presents :: Magical Mystery Tour Revisited

The above PBS documentary looks at a 1967 Beatles TV special that was met largely with confusion.

Produced at the peak of Beatlemania in 1967, "Magical Mystery Tour" is the least known of the various films starring the Beatles. It was never theatrically released or nationally broadcast on US television.

It was seen in the UK by a huge audience, at 8:35 pm on Boxing Day 1967 on BBC One. The UK was baffled and outraged by the film’s unexpected and uncompromising surreal, non-linear narrative.

The documentary tells the extraordinary story of Magical Mystery Tour: why it was made, how it was made and the circumstances in which it was made.