The Beatles Channel Celebrates the Release of Restored 1970 Film ‘Let It Be’

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Jackie Kolgraf
May 7, 2024

Photo by Ethan A. Russell / ©Apple Corps Ltd

Celebrate the release of the restored 1970 film “Let It Be” with exclusive content on The Beatles Channel (Ch. 18).

Special programming includes a new episode of “Fab Fourum” featuring an interview with the film’s director, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, and a “Let It Be” special hosted by Chris Carter, plus “Let It Be”-themed episodes of “8 Songs A Week,” “Dark Horse Radio,” and “Across the Universe,” as well as a “Let It Be” celebrity track-by-track album special.

Stream these specials anytime, anywhere, with the SiriusXM app.

The Beatles 'Let It Be' Disney+ Film Poster

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When “Let It Be” — director Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s original 1970 film about The Beatles — launches on Disney+ on May 8, it will be the first time the film is available in over 50 years. “Let It Be” has been meticulously restored from its original 16-millimeter negative by Peter Jackson and his team at Park Road Post Production. The film’s sound has been remastered using the same machine-assisted-learning de-mix technology that was applied for Peter Jackson’s “Get Back” docuseries.

Exclusive Content on The Beatles Channel

Fab Fourum

The Beatles Channel’s weekly live talk show hosted by Dennis Elsas, Bill Flanagan, and Tom Frangione welcomes director Michael Lindsay-Hogg to discuss the newly restored version of the film.

Let It Be Special hosted by Chris Carter

The Beatles Channel host Chris Carter celebrates the “Let It Be” film by playing songs from both the “Let It Be” and “Let It Be Naked” albums. Plus a few surprises along the way!

Celebrity Track-by-Track Album Special: Let It Be

Hear the “Let It Be” album front-to-back with stories from Smokey Robinson, Billy Idol, Josh Groban, Trey Anastasio, and other well-known fans of the Fab Four.

8 Songs A Week

The Beatles Channel listeners take control, ranking their favorite songs connected by a common theme. This week, in an expanded countdown, host Meg Griffin counts down the top 12 songs you picked from the “Let It Be” album.

Dark Horse Radio

This week, host Laura Cantrell explores the “Let It Be” album — along with some of the outtakes released in the 50th Anniversary Box Set — during her weekly show dedicated to the music that George Harrison wrote, produced, sang, and loved.

Across The Universe

This week, host Dennis Elsas takes a look at the “Let It Be” sessions during his weekly show dedicated to the life and music of John Lennon.