Children programme “Magpie” featuring Paul McCartney and Mary Hopkin broadcast

Tuesday, September 10, 1968

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On September 6, 1968, Paul McCartney and Mary Hopkin were filmed at Apple’s headquarters, for “Magpie“, a children’s television show. Paul played the piano while Mary sang and played guitar.

On this day, the film was broadcast on the ITV network.

From Wikipedia:

Magpie was a British children’s television programme shown on ITV from 30 July 1968 to 6 June 1980. It was a magazine format show, intended to compete with the BBC’s Blue Peter, but it attempted to be more “hip”, focusing more on popular culture. The show’s creators, Lewis Rudd and Sue Turner, named the programme Magpie, as a reference to the magpie’s habit of collecting small items and also because of “mag” being evocative of “magazine” and “pie” being evocative of a collection of ingredients.

From Welsh singer Mary Hopkin goes over a new song with Pete Brady and… Photo d’actualité – Getty Images – Welsh singer Mary Hopkin goes over a new song with Pete Brady (back) and Paul McCartney of the Beatles, while preparing for an appearance on Brady’s Thames Television show ‘Magpie’, September 1968. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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