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From the Magical Mystery Tour cutting room floor: The Beatles pop into a Fish And Chip Shop

Unseen footage of The Beatles dropping into a Taunton fish and chip shop has been released by the producers of a new BBC Arena documentary about the making of the 1967 Christmas TV Special "Magical Mystery Tour".  A special remastered version is being shown in London tonight (2 October 2012) and the documentary will be on British TV this weekend. 

George tucks into a piece of fish.

According to Arena Editor Anthony Wall: "Few people have seen Magical Mystery Tour in its entirety and the material in the chip shop has never been shown anywhere. It captures perfectly the fabulous world of The Beatles at this time. They're happily sharing a simple meal with the other passengers on the coach as the astonished residents of Taunton gather outside, 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.”

The footage: The Space

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