Previously unseen footage of The Beatles sharing fish and chips while filming their 1967 film Magical Mystery Tour has been posted online.
Arts website The Space is hosting the footage, discovered during the making of a new documentary about the film.
The documentary shows The Beatles taking a break from the Magical Mystery Tour coach at a fish bar in Taunton, Somerset.
The film was first broadcast by the BBC on Boxing Day 1967.
Previously unseen footage of The Beatles sharing fish and chips while filming their 1967 film Magical Mystery Tour
It was not a hit, confusing the festive audience, and was savaged by critics in reviews that branded it “rubbish”.
The film will be shown on 6 October on BBC Two for the first time in more than 33 years.
It will follow a new documentary, Arena: The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour, looking at the film’s “artistic merit and cultural significance”.
Arena has placed the previously unseen footage, which it said was reclaimed from the “cutting room floor”, into a new short film made in association with The Beatles’ record label Apple.
Featuring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, it was shot en route to Newquay, Cornwall, the final destination of the Magical Mystery Tour.
The video is available to watch online on The Space, the arts website developed by the Arts Council and the BBC.
It is part of a spin-off project from award-winning documentary series Arena, called The Arena Hotel.
The project will see the show open up its archive of 600 films to audiences in a “virtual hotel” environment.
“Few people have seen Magical Mystery Tour in its entirety and the material in the chip shop has never been shown anywhere,” explained Arena editor Anthony Wall.
“It captures perfectly the fabulous world of The Beatles at this time.
“They’re happily rubbing shoulders and sharing a simple meal with the other passengers on the coach, and at the same time creating an extraordinarily avant garde film, which of course would soon be broadcast by the BBC to a dumbstruck nation.”
This week marks 50 years since The Beatles had their first hit record with their single Love Me Do.
Released on 5 October 1962, it went to number 17 in the charts.
Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of late music legend Elvis Presley, has been hiding a secret former job… selling fish and chips from a mobile van in East Sussex, UK.
Since Lisa Marie Presley, 44, moved into a $14 million home in the village of Rotherfield back in 2010, it’s fair to say she has fully immersed herself into local life.
And she was so keen to learn about the British way of life that she swapped Hollywood for haddock and spent a day serving up fish and chips to locals.
Kim Scales, owner of Mr. Chippy and landlady of village pub The King’s Arms, said: “It was when she first moved to the village about two years ago. She is really interested in who people are and wanted to know all about our lives and how we live.
“We own the pub and a mobile fish and chip van, but she said she’d never heard of anything like it, and said she wanted to work on it.
“She got on there with her son, but we were all laughing because not one of the locals realized who it was. She served one local double fishcake and chips and he didn’t have a clue that she was Elvis Presley’s daughter.”
Lisa Marie Presley has been hiding a secret former job selling fish and chips from a mobile van in East Sussex
Lisa Marie Presley is said to be a huge fan of traditional English food, and loves nothing more than fish and chips and a pint of Guinness in The King’s Arms.
Kim Scales added: “She loves fish and chips and drinks and eats in the pub all the time. She’s partial to a pint of Guinness, too!
“It was nice for her to have that normal experience. She’d have never been able to do that in LA. She doesn’t come down here all glammed up, she’s just herself and always mingles with the locals in the pub.”