"The Music of Lennon & McCartney" was screened by the UK regional broadcaster Granada at 9.40pm, Thursday 16 December 1965. It was shown across the rest of the United Kingdom the following day.
The 50-minute show been conceived by Granada producer Johnny Hamp, and was directed by Philip Casson. Filmed on 1 and 2 November, it was the biggest music spectacular produced to date by Granada Television, and was designed to showcase the songwriting talents of John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
Appearing on the show were The Beatles, Cilla Black, Peter and Gordon, Lulu, Henry Mancini, Esther Phillips, Fritz Spiegl, Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas, Alan Haven, Marianne Faithfull, the George Martin Orchestra, Dick Rivers, and Peter Sellers.
These Peter Sellers outtakes were transmitted by Granada Television on May 3, 1981 as part of the special "Remember This (25 Years of Light Entertainment)".