A new documentary featuring never-heard-before fragments of conversation, along with interviews and rare footage of The Beatles will have its North American premiere this Friday on CTV.

The Beatles On Record offers a concise history of the band in the studio and sits alongside other highlights including the first TV showing of The Beatles.

Narrated entirely by John, Paul, George, Ringo and their producer Sir George Martin, the documentary features more than 60 classic songs, rare footage and photos from The Beatles' archives and never-heard-before out-takes of studio chat from the Abbey Road recording sessions.

Because the show is directed by Bob Smeaton for Apple Corps, there is little dirt on the band but its well worthwhile for viewers wanting to learn about the excitement of Beatlemania.

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