As part of Radio 2's Great British Songbook. Bob Harris showcases Beatles songs made popular (or not) by other singers and pop acts. Recipients of the Beatles' midas touch include Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas, Cilla Black, Mary Hopkin, the Fourmost, Jackie Lomax, Doris Troy and others. Plus the theme tune for the 1968 TV series Thingumybob starring Stanley Holloway and music from Ray Boulting's 1966 film The Family Way. The programme features newly recorded recollections and anecdotes by producer George Martin, Cilla Black, Billy J Kramer, Mary Hopkin, Johnny Gentle - whom the Beatles backed on his 1960 tour - and the Fourmost's Billy Hatton. Plus archive input from George Harrison. Producer Neil Myners
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