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The Mersey Sound


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A documentary by Don Haworth.
The Mersey Sound... nobody knows quite what this is, but it is very loud indeed, and profitable. The story of this frantic boom is lightly told by those who make the noise. Music by The Beatles, Group One, The Undertakers
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10.10-10.40 Music Makers: 1: Canford Summer School of Music
(Rowridge, Brighton)

10.10-10.40 Scan
Life in the Midlands

10.10-10.40 Degrees East
Marking the arrival of the first undergraduates at the new University of East Anglia.
(Peterborough, Manningtree)


Producer: Don Haworth
Band: The Beatles
Band: Group One
Band: The Undertakers
Narration: Michael Barton
Photography: Arthur Smith
Sound: Graham Turner
Editing: John Buttery

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