Oasis doc and Beatles ‘last gig’ footage to air

On Sunday 19 November, Channel Four will be screening Lord Don’t Slow Me Down, a documentary chronicling Oasis’s Don’t Believe The Truth world tour throughout 2005 and 2006.

A year in the making, the documentary is helmed by famous promo director Baillie Walsh (who directed the video for Oasis single Let There Be Love), who had unprecedented access to the band’s backstage antics.

Meanwhile, the BBC is set to screen footage from the last ever gig by The Beatles, a spokesman for the company confirmed. The sequences, shot by documentary filmmaker Barry Hood, were filmed on 29 August 1966 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, before and during the band’s final official gig. The footage includes roadies setting up the stage and fans arriving for the gig.

Hood recalls: “There was a row between the equipment manager and the field manager who was frightened that the equipment van was going to ruin the baseball pitch.” The footage has never been aired before and is said to offer insight into the chaotic and amateurish organisation of the band’s live shows.

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