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Alf Bicknell's Beatles Diary
Alf Bicknell's Beatles Diary
Actors: Alf Bicknell, George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
NR     1997     1hr 20min

Alf Bicknell, who narrates and conceived the idea behind Beatles Diary, was the Beatles' chauffeur for three years. From 1964 to 1966 he drove John, Paul, George, and Ringo from gig to gig and airport to hotel. In this p...  more »


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Actors: Alf Bicknell, George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Concerts, Pop, Rock & Roll, Documentary, Ringo Starr, Classic Rock, Educational, Documentary, Biography
Studio: Simitar Ent.
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color
DVD Release Date: 08/29/1997
Theatrical Release Date: 10/23/1997
Release Year: 1997
Run Time: 1hr 20min
Screens: Black and White,Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

For Beatles Freaks Only
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Alf was the Beatles chauffeur, and so experienced the Beatles day-to-day as few did. But his stories are VERY minor stories, generally, and they often don't have much of a pay-off. But if you're a Beatles freak, as I am, even the most incidental anecdotes are of interest. He tells of trivial moments, and he is a rather shy man, which is actually rather refreshing, because most people you see on camera are overly slick. There aren't any great Beatles clips...a few here and there. It shows a clip of Paul at a solo-show, mentioning to the audience that Alf is in the audience, that is fun to see. And Alf relates when the Beatles once stole four bottles of milk! Also he gives details about when the Beatles met Elvis (Alf was there). And while most Beatles fans have seen the Beatles homes/hang outs in photos, to see them on video gives you a better sense of what they look like. This is a modest effort, but its modesty is part of its charm."
Absolute rubbish!
Kevin Ford | Sydney, Australia | 09/03/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Poor old Alf says he kept quiet about his Beatles involvement from 1966 to 1989. It's a pity he didn't leave it that way.
This video is so poorly directed and edited that it is not clear whether you are in Liverpool, London or USA at any given time.
Alf MUST have had some interesting memories from three years with The Fabs, but they're not recorded here ... John pinched a bottle of milk, there was a large crowd at Shea Stadium etc.
At least half the footage is filled with Alf plodding along a street somewhere, plus many clips from Paul's world tour. (Relevance? Alf went to one concert and Paul spoke to him...)
Most of the anecdotes are rehashed (George Harrison didn't like George Martin's tie) and there is little here to interest even a serious Beatles fan.
Spend your money elsewhere!"
James C. Darling | Burbank, CA | 10/10/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I was given the VHS of this title several years ago.It's got nothing much to offer the avid Beatle fan. Some trivial stories and uninspired vignettes from The Beatles' former chauffeur.I guess he needed some quick $$$."