Episode #4: ‘The Profumo Affair – Sex, Lies… and Beatlemania’

Pimps, drug dealers, call girls, kinky orgies involving members of the ruling class, a government minister sharing a mistress with a Russian spy, a suicide… and the Prime Minister’s resignation. This was the scandal that rocked Britain in 1963—along with The Beatles simultaneously providing an alternative form of entertainment.

Among the featured tracks:

  • ‘From Russia with Love’ – Matt Monroe
  • ‘Do You Want to Know a Secret’ – Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas
  • ‘On the Rebound’ – Floyd Cramer
  • ‘Runaway’ – Del Shannon
  • ‘My Bonnie’ – Tony Sheridan & The Beatles
  • ‘You Don’t Know’ – Helen Shapiro
  • ‘Tower of Strength’ – Frankie Vaughan
  • ‘Come Outside’ – Mike Sarne with Wendy Richard
  • ‘Telstar’ – The Tornados
  • ‘All I Do is Dream’ – Mandy Rice-Davies
  • ‘Please Please Me’ – The Beatles
  • ‘Dance On’ – The Shadows
  • ‘Let’s Dance’ – Chris Montez
  • ‘Summer Holiday’ – Cliff Richard
  • ‘The Cruel Sea’ – The Dakotas
  • ‘How Do You Do It’ – Gerry and the Pacemakers
  • ‘From Me to You’ – The Beatles
  • ‘Confessin’ (That I Love You)’ – Frank Ifield
  • ‘(You’re The) Devil in Disguise’ – Elvis Presley
  • ‘She Loves You’ – The Beatles
  • ‘I’ll Get You’ (live) – The Beatles
  • ‘Nothing Has Been Proved’ – Dusty Springfield

PLUS ultra-rare clips of The Beatles performing at London’s Royal Albert Hall and Walthamstow Granada in the spring of 1963.