George Harrison on the BBC

Living in the Material World

Martin Scorsese’s marvellous 2-part documentary on George Harrison, Living In The Material World, aired on the BBC in the Arena Arts documentary series. Part One, up until 1969, was on Saturday November 12th at 9.45 on BBC2. If you like The Beatles this is as good a documentary on their career as any film made so far, even Anthology, lasts for 95 minutes, and George is still a Beatle at the end of it.  

Living in the Material World Pt2; Showed on Sunday November 13th at 9.00pm because it is 2 hours and 5 minutes long and covers all of George’s solo career. I saw the show at FACT in Liverpool and was really impressed by Scorsese’s work in presenting old material afresh, getting original interviews and finding out-takes that had been missed or ignored. I reviewed it positively here, and there is a really thoughtful review by Scouse blogger That’s How The Light Gets In gives a slightly dyspetic but honest local review of the film. Both reviews are worth reading but if you missed the films on TV you should get the DVD, well worth the money. If you want my  full analysis of George’s time with the Beatles then you should like Beatle George where I discuss his role as the hidden musical director of the Beatles.

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