Policy statement

Radio Clatterbridge is committed to protecting personal data and respecting the rights of our data subjects – the people whose personal data we collect and use. We value the personal information entrusted to us and we respect that trust, by complying with all relevant laws and adopting good practice.

We process personal data to help us:

  1. Maintain our lists of members, volunteers and supporters
  2. Provide our services within Clatterbridge Health Park
  3. Safeguard children, young people and adults at risk
  4. Recruit, support and manage volunteers
  5. Maintain our accounts and records
  6. Promote our services
  7. Raise funds
  8. Respond effectively to enquirers and handle any complaints

This policy has been approved by the Trustees who are responsible for ensuring that we comply with all our legal obligations. It sets out the legal rules that apply whenever we obtain, store or use personal data.

Why this policy is important

We are committed to protecting personal data from being misused, getting into the wrong hands as a result of poor security or being shared carelessly, or being inaccurate, as we are aware that people can be upset or harmed if any of these things happen.

This policy sets out the measures we are committed to taking as an organisation and what each of us will do to ensure we comply with the relevant legislation.

In particular, we will make sure that all personal data is:

  1. Processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner
  2. Processed for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes
  3. Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary for the purposes for which it is being processed
  4. Accurate and where necessary, up-to-date
  5. Not kept longer than necessary for the purposes for which it is being processed
  6. Processed in a secure manner, by using appropriate technical and organisational means
  7. Processed in keeping with the rights of data subjects regarding their personal data

Definitions and useful terms

The following terms are used throughout this policy and have their legal meaning as set out within the GDPR. The GDPR definitions are further explained below:

Data controller means any person, company, authority or other body who (or which) determines the means for processing personal data and the purposes for which it is processed. It does not matter if the decisions are made alone or jointly with others. The data controller is responsible for the personal data which is processed and the way in which it is processed. We are the data controller of data which we process. 

Data processors include any individuals or organisations, which process personal data on our behalf and on our instructions e.g. an external organisation which provides secure waste disposal for us. This definition will include the data processors’ own staff (note that staff of data processors may also be data subjects). 

Data subjects include all living individuals who we hold or otherwise process personal data about. A data subject does not need to be a UK national or resident. All data subjects have legal rights in relation to their personal information. Data subjects that we are likely to hold personal data about include:

  1. Our volunteers (and potential and former volunteers)
  2. Trustees
  3. Patients
  4. Programme contributors
  5. Members of staff at WUTH NHS Foundation Trust and other partner organisations within the Health Park
  6. Supporters
  7. Enquirers
  8. Complainants
  9. Friends and family
  10. Representatives of other organisations –
  11. Any guests not covered by the above

ICO means the Information Commissioner’s Office, the UK’s regulatory body responsible for ensuring that we comply with our legal data protection duties. The ICO produces guidance on how to implement data protection law and can take regulatory action where a breach occurs.

Personal data means any information relating to a natural person (living person) who is either identified or is identifiable. A natural person must be an individual and cannot be a company or a public body. Representatives of companies or public bodies would, however, be natural persons. Personal data is limited to information about living individuals and does not cover deceased people. Personal data can be factual (for example, a name, address or date of birth) or it can be an opinion about that person, their actions and behaviour.

Privacy notice means the information given to data subjects which explains how we process their data and for what purposes.

Processing is very widely defined and includes any activity that involves the data. It includes obtaining, recording or holding the data, or carrying out any operation or set of operations on the data including organising, amending, retrieving, using, disclosing, erasing or destroying it. Processing can also include transferring personal data to third parties, listening to a recorded message (e.g. on voicemail) or viewing personal data on a screen or in a paper document which forms part of a structured filing system. Viewing of clear, moving or stills images of living individuals is also a processing activity.

Special categories of data (as identified in the GDPR) includes information about a person’s:

  1. Racial or ethnic origin
  2. Political opinions
  3. Religious or similar (e.g. philosophical) beliefs
  4. Trade union membership
  5. Health (including physical and mental health, and the provision of health care services)
  6. Genetic data
  7. Biometric data
  8. Sexual life and sexual orientation

How this policy applies to you

As a trustee or volunteer processing personal information on behalf of Radio Clatterbridge, you are required to comply with this policy. If you think that you have accidentally breached the policy it is important that you contact the Chair Person or any member of the Executive Team, immediately so that we can take swift action to try and limit the impact of the breach.

Anyone who breaches the Data Protection Policy may be subject to disciplinary action, and where that individual has breached the policy intentionally, recklessly, or for personal benefit they may also be liable to prosecution or to regulatory action.

As a team leader: You must make sure that any procedures in your area that involve personal data follow the rules set out in this Data Protection Policy.

As a data subject of Radio Clatterbridge: We will handle your personal information in line with this policy.

Before you collect or handle any personal data as part of your voluntary work for Radio Clatterbridge, it is important that you take the time to read this policy carefully and understand what is required of you, as well as the organisation’s responsibilities when we process data.

Our procedures will be in line with the requirements of this policy, but if you are unsure about whether anything you plan to do, or are currently doing, might breach this policy you must first speak to the Chair Person or any member of the Executive Team.

Training and guidance

We will provide general training as required for all volunteers to raise awareness of their obligations and our responsibilities, as well as to outline the law.

We might also issue procedures, guidance or instructions from time to time. Team leaders must set aside time for their team to look together at the implications for their work.

Our data protection responsibilities 

What personal information do we process?

In the course of our work, we may collect and process information (personal data) about many different people (data subjects). This includes data we receive directly from the person it is about, for example, where they complete forms or contact us. We may also receive information about data subjects from other sources including, for example, references for volunteers and requests and dedications for patients.

We process personal data in both electronic and paper form; all this data is protected under data protection law. The personal data we process can include information such as names and contact details, education or employment details, music requests, donations they have made to Radio Clatterbridge and visual images of people.

In some cases, we hold types of information that are called “special categories” of data in the GDPR. This personal data can only be processed under strict conditions.

‘Special categories’ of data (as referred to in the GDPR) includes information about a person’s: racial or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or similar (e.g. philosophical) beliefs; trade union membership; health (including physical and mental health, and the provision of health care services); genetic data; biometric data; sexual life and sexual orientation.

We will not hold information relating to criminal proceedings or offences or allegations of offences unless there is an overarching safeguarding requirement to process this data for the protection of children and adults who might be put at risk by our work. This processing will only ever be carried out on advice from WUTH NHS Foundation Trust, Voluntary Services Department.

Making sure processing is fair and lawful

Processing of personal data will only be fair and lawful when the purpose for the processing meets a legal basis, as listed below, and when the processing is transparent. This means we will provide people with an explanation of how and why we process their personal data at the point we collect data from them, as well as when we collect data about them from other sources.

How can we legally use personal data?

Processing of personal data is only lawful if at least one of the following legal conditions, as set out in the GDPR, is met:

  1. The processing is necessary for a contract with the data subject
  2. The processing is necessary for us to comply with a legal obligation
  3. The processing is necessary to protect someone’s life (this is called “vital interests”)
  4. The processing is necessary for us to perform a task in the public interest, and the task has a clear basis in law
  5. The processing is necessary for legitimate interests pursued by Radio Clatterbridge or another organisation, unless these are overridden by the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject
  6. If none of the other legal conditions apply, the data subject has given their clear consent

How can we legally use ‘special categories’ of data?

Processing of ‘special categories’ of personal data is only lawful when, in addition to the conditions above, one of the additional conditions, as set out in the GDPR, is met. These conditions include where:

  1. The processing is necessary for carrying out our obligations under employment and social security and social protection law
  2. The processing is necessary for safeguarding the vital interests of an individual and the data subject is incapable of giving consent
  3. The processing is carried out in the course of our legitimate activities and only relates to our members or persons we are in regular contact with in connection with our purposes
  4. The processing is necessary for pursuing legal claims
  5. If none of the other legal conditions apply, the data subject has given their explicit consent

What must we tell individuals before we use their data?

If personal data is collected directly from the individual, we will inform them about our identity/contact details, the reasons for processing and the legal bases, where relevant explain our legitimate interests and/or the consequences of not providing data needed for a contract or statutory requirement, who we will share the data with, if we plan to send the data outside of the European Economic Area; how long we will store the data, and their data subjects’ rights.

This information is commonly referred to as a ‘Privacy Notice’.

This information will be given at the time when the personal data is collected.

If data is collected from another source, rather than directly from the data subject, we will provide the data subject with the information described above as well as the source of the data. This information will be provided to the individual, in writing, no later than within 1 month after we receive the data, unless a legal exemption under the GDPR applies. If we use the data to communicate with the data subject, we will at the latest give them this information at the time of the first communication.

If we plan to pass the data onto someone else outside of Radio Clatterbridge, we will give the data subject this information before we pass on the data.

When we need consent to process data

Where none of the other legal conditions apply to the processing, and we are required to get consent from the data subject, we will clearly set out what we are asking consent for, including why we are collecting the data and how we plan to use it. Consent will be specific to each process we are requesting consent for and we will only ask for consent when the data subject has a real choice whether or not to provide us with their data.

Consent can however be withdrawn at any time and if withdrawn, the processing will stop. Data subjects will be informed of their right to withdraw consent and it will be as easy to withdraw consent as it is to give consent. 

Processing for specified purposes

We will only process personal data for the specific purposes explained in our privacy notices (see “What must we tell individuals before we use their data?” above) or for other purposes specifically permitted by law. We will explain those other purposes to data subjects, by providing them with updated privacy notices, unless there are lawful reasons for not doing so.

Data will be adequate, relevant and not excessive

We will only collect and use personal data that is needed for the specific purposes described above (which will normally be explained to the data subjects in privacy notices). We will not collect more than is needed to achieve those purposes. We will not collect any personal data “just in case” we want to process it later.

Accurate data

We will make sure that personal data held is accurate and, where appropriate, kept up to date. The accuracy of personal data will be checked at the point of collection and at appropriate points later on.

Keeping data and destroying it

We will not keep personal data longer than is necessary for the purposes that it was collected for.

Security of personal data

We will use appropriate measures to keep personal data secure at all points of the processing. Keeping data secure includes protecting it from unauthorised or unlawful processing, or from accidental loss, destruction or damage.

We will implement security measures which provide a level of security which is appropriate to the risks involved in the processing. Measures will include technical and organisational security measures. In assessing what measures are the most appropriate we will take into account the following, and anything else that is relevant:

  1. The quality of the security measure
  2. The costs of implementation
  3. The nature, scope, context and purpose of processing
  4. The risk (of varying likelihood and severity) to the rights and freedoms of data subjects
  5. The risk which could result from a data breach

Measures may include:

  1. Technical systems security
  2. Measures to restrict or minimise access to data
  3. Measures to ensure our systems and data remain available, or can be easily restored in the case of an incident
  4. Physical security of information and of our premises
  5. Organisational measures, including policies, procedures, training and audits
  6. Regular testing and evaluating of the effectiveness of security measures

Keeping records of our data processing

To show how we comply with the law we will keep clear records of our processing activities and of the decisions we make concerning personal data (setting out our reasons for those decisions).

Working with people we process data about (data subjects)

Data subjects’ rights

We will process personal data in line with data subjects' rights, including their right to:

  1. Request access to any of their personal data held by us (known as a ‘Subject Access Request’)
  2. Ask to have inaccurate personal data changed
  3. Restrict processing, in certain circumstances
  4. Object to processing, in certain circumstances, including preventing the use of their data for direct marketing
  5. Data portability, which means to receive their data, or some of their data, in a format that can be easily used by another person (including the data subject themselves) or organisation
  6. Not be subject to automated decisions, in certain circumstances
  7. Withdraw consent when we are relying on consent to process their data

If any volunteer receives any request from a data subject that relates, or could relate, to their data protection rights, this must be forwarded to the Chair Person, immediately.

We will act on all valid requests as soon as possible, and at the latest within one calendar month, unless we have reason to, and can lawfully, extend the timescale.

This can be extended by up to two months in some circumstances.

All data subjects’ rights are provided free of charge.

Any information provided to data subjects will be concise and transparent, using clear and plain language.

Direct marketing

We will comply with the rules set out in the GDPR, the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) and any laws which may amend or replace the regulations around direct marketing. This includes, but is not limited to, when we make contact with data subjects by post, email, text message, social media messaging, and telephone.

Direct marketing means the communication (by any means) of any advertising or marketing material which is directed, or addressed, to individuals. “Marketing” does not need to be selling anything or be advertising a commercial product. It includes contact made by organisations to individuals for the purposes of promoting the organisation’s aims.

Any direct marketing material that we send will identify Radio Clatterbridge as the sender and will describe how people can object to receiving similar communications in the future. If a data subject exercises their right to object to direct marketing we will stop the direct marketing as soon as possible.

Working with other organisations and transferring data

Sharing information with other organisations

We will only share personal data with other organisations or people when we have a legal basis to do so, and if we have informed the data subject about the possibility of the data being shared (in a privacy notice), unless legal exemptions apply to informing data subjects about the sharing. Only authorised and properly instructed Trustees are allowed to share personal data.

We will keep records of information shared with a third party, which will include recording any exemptions which have been applied, and why they have been applied.

Data processors

Before appointing a contractor, who will process personal data on our behalf (a data processor) we will carry out due diligence checks. The checks are to make sure the processor will use appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure the processing will comply with data protection law, including keeping the data secure, and upholding the rights of data subjects. We will only appoint data processors who can provide us with sufficient guarantees that they will do this.

We will only appoint data processors on the basis of a written contract that will require the processor to comply with all relevant legal requirements. We will continue to monitor the data processing, and compliance with the contract, throughout the duration of the contract.

Transferring personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA)

Personal data cannot be transferred (or stored) outside of the European Economic Area unless this is permitted by the GDPR. This includes storage on a “cloud” based service where the servers are located outside the EEA.

We will only transfer data outside the EU where it is permitted by one of the conditions for non-EU transfers in the GDPR, such as when the recipient is certified under the US “Privacy Shield” scheme.

Managing change & risks

Data protection impact assessments

When we are planning to carry out any data processing which is likely to result in a high risk we will carry out a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA). These include situations when we process data relating to vulnerable people, trawling of data from public profiles, using new technology, and transferring data outside the EU. Any decision not to conduct a DPIA will be recorded.

We may also conduct a DPIA in other cases when we consider it appropriate to do so. If we are unable to mitigate the identified risks such that a high risk remains we will consult with the ICO.

DPIAs will be conducted in accordance with the ICO’s Code of Practice.

Dealing with data protection breaches

Where volunteers think that this policy has not been followed, or data might have been breached or lost, this must be reported immediately to the Chair Person.

We will keep records of personal data breaches, even if we do not report them to the ICO.

We will report all data breaches which are likely to result in a risk to any person, to the ICO. Reports will be made to the ICO within 72 hours from when someone in Radio Clatterbridge becomes aware of the breach.

In situations where a personal data breach causes a high risk to any person, we will (as well as reporting the breach to the ICO), inform data subjects whose information is affected, without undue delay. This can include situations where, for example, bank account details are lost or an email containing sensitive information is sent to the wrong recipient. Informing data subjects can enable them to take steps to protect themselves and/or to exercise their rights.

Radio Clatterbridge never shares your personal information without your permission.

By following the link to this page, it is likely that we already have your details on file.

If that's not ok, just let us know below and we will opt you out.

Data security (Credit: www.thoughtcatalog.com)

The main information we will keep is your name and email addresses, although on occasion some members and individuals will have their phone numbers and addresses saved.

For clarity, your data is stored securely and password protected so no one can access it without permission.

In addition, any emails we may send to you are "blind copied" so no one else receiving the email can see your details.

We will not share any personal information with any other organisation and all information saved by Radio Clatterbridge will be solely used by Radio Clatterbridge.

If you still wish to be removed from our database, please enter your name below and select No. Please note that you will no longer receive any communications from Radio Clatterbridge once your request has been processed.


If you have any questions, please contact our Chairman or any member of our Executive Committee.

Radio Clatterbridge listeners

Radio Clatterbridge broadcasts to listeners on Clatterbridge Health Park in a variety of ways.

Patients, visitors, residents and staff with smart phones can listen live online or by tuning their radios to 1386 on the AM or MW band.

Patients are also loaned special radios for the duration of their stay which are automatically tuned to Radio Clatterbridge. They are then deep-cleaned and used again.

Patients at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre can also receive our programmes through their bedside televisions. You will find us under “Radio” on the home screen. Just click on our logo to listen. Alternatively, just press button number 1 to switch between TV and radio.

Download our app to your smartphone or tablet

Or you can listen to us using the TuneIn app.

*You may need to tell your phone to trust apps from Ons Interactive.

Our Album of the Week

This Week

The Team of the Week is the Teenage and Young Adult Unit at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, and they are picking the tracks for our Coffee Break at 11 every weekday.

The Album of the Week is from Lemar. Listen out for tracks each day on the Coffee Club and Live from the Bridge

Find out what's on and when using our seven day programme schedule below and don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to hear first about which special guests we are welcoming to the studio this week.






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We will be in touch to invite you to the station if you have been successful in this first stage.

Please note that membership is open only to people over 18.

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At Radio Clatterbridge, we guarantee our commitment to respecting and protecting your online privacy.

This includes your need and your right to know what we do with the personal information you share with us. It also guides our company's policies regarding the management of this data, including how the information is collected, processed, and for what purposes.

In this instance, "Radio Clatterbridge" refers to the web pages. By accessing this website you are consenting to the way information is collected and used, as described within this Privacy Policy.

In return, Radio Clatterbridge gives the commitment that we will use the personal data you provide only in ways that are compatible with the following Privacy Policy.

The collection of information
Every time you log on to our website your IP (Internet Protocol) address may register on our servers. Your IP address reveals no information other than the number assigned to you. We do not use this technology to get any personal data against your knowledge or free will (i.e., automatically recording e-mail addresses of visitors). Nor do we use it for any purpose other than to help us monitor traffic on our website, or (in case of criminal activity or misuse of our information) to cooperate with law enforcement.


We use a number of different cookies on our site. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance.

The list below describe the cookies we use on this site and what we use them for. Currently we operate an 'implied consent' policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete the cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser's anonymous usage setting (called "Incognito" in Chrome, "InPrivate" for Internet Explorer, "Private Browsing" in Firefox and Safari etc.)

First Party Cookies
These are cookies that are set by this website directly.

Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This Analytics data is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our site and is not tied to personally identifiable information.We therefore do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

You can find out more about Google's position on privacy as regards its analytics service at http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/privacyoverview.html

Third Party Cookies
These are cookies set on your machine by external websites whose services are used on this site. Cookies of this type are the sharing buttons across the site allow visitors to share content onto social networks. Cookies are currently set by Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Flickr, Soudcloud, Mixcloud and AddThis. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of our website. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on this website.

You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.

Monty Lister interviews The Beatles

The Beatles' first interview was recorded just for Radio Clatterbridge.

It was October 27th 1962, and presenter Monty Lister with assistants Peter Smethurst and Malcolm Threadgill had clinched a world exclusive.

The band was on the verge of taking the world by storm, and listeners to Radio Clatterbridge became the first in the world to hear about the Fab Four.

The Beatles were playing at Hulme Hall in Port Sunlight, so Monty Lister and his team decided to take their tape recorder along to record an interview with them. At the time, the band were promoting their new single, Love Me Do.

Radio Clatterbridge broadcast the interview again during a special debate programme about the recording and the Fab Four's early days.

Local Beatles historian Ray O'Brien and the band's former publicist, Sam Leach, were there. After the interview was replayed, Sam commented: "I'd never heard all of it before. Monty did a good job there for posterity."

Monty Lister was also reunited with his assistant Peter Smethurst for the programme.

Peter said: "We've got to thank Monty for having the foresight to come up with an interview like that. A one off."

This is the transcript of the Beatles' first broadcast interview.

It's a very rare glimpse of the early Beatles, captured on October 27th, 1962 at Hulme Hall in Port Sunlight, Wirral by Radio Clatterbridge presenter Monty Lister.

Additional questions are provided by his assistants, Malcolm Threadgill and Peter Smethurst.

MONTY: "Well it's a very great pleasure for us this evening to say hello to an up-and-coming Merseyside group, The Beatles. Now I know their names, and I'm going to try and put faces to them. Now, you're John Lennon, aren't you?"

JOHN: "Yes, that's right."

MONTY: "What do you do in the group, John?"

JOHN: "I play harmonica, rhythm guitar, and vocal. That's what they call it."

MONTY: "Harmonica, rhythm guitar, and vocal. Then, there's Paul McCartney. That's you?"

PAUL: "Yeah, that's me. Yeah."

MONTY: "And what do you do?"

PAUL: "Play bass guitar and uhh, sing? ...I think! That's what they say."

MONTY: "That's quite apart from being vocal?"

PAUL: "Well... yes, yes."

MONTY: "Then there's George Harrison."

GEORGE: "How d'you do?"

MONTY: "How d'you do? What's your job?"

GEORGE: "Uhh, lead guitar and sort of singing."

MONTY: "By playing lead guitar, does that mean that you're sort of leader of the group or are you...?"

GEORGE: "No, no. Just... Well you see, the other guitar is the rhythm. Ching, ching, ching, you see."

PAUL: "He's solo guitar, you see. John is, in fact, the leader of the group."

MONTY: "I don't know whether we caught that or not, but I hope it went in. And over in the background, here, and also in the background of the group and making alot of noise is Ringo Starr."

RINGO: "Hello."

MONTY: "You're new to the group, aren't you Ringo?"

RINGO: "Yes, umm, nine weeks now."

MONTY: "Were you in on the act when the recording was made of Love Me Do?"

RINGO: "Yes, I'm on the record. I'm on the disc."


RINGO: (Comic voice) "It's down on record, you know?"

MONTY: "Now, umm..."

RINGO: "I'm the drummer!"


MONTY: "What's that offensive weapon you've got there? Those are your drumsticks?"

RINGO: "Well, it's umm... just a pair of sticks I found. I just bought erm, you know, cos we're going away. And I've put my name on. And it's good, you know."

MONTY: "When you say you're going away, that leads us on to another question now. Where are you going?"

RINGO: "Germany. Hamburg. For two weeks."

MONTY: "You have standing and great engagements over there, haven't you?"

RINGO: "Well, the boys have been there quite alot, you know. And I've been there with other groups, but this is the first time I've been there with the Beatles."

MONTY: "Well Paul, you tell us, how do you get in on the act in Germany?"

PAUL: "Well, it was all through an old agent."


PAUL: (Chuckles) "We first went there for a fella who used to manage us, and Mr. Allan Williams of the Jacaranda Club in Liverpool. And he found the engagements so we sort of went there, and then went under our own..."

JOHN: "Steam."

PAUL: "Steam..." (Laughs)

JOHN: "...as they say."

PAUL: "As they say, afterwards, you know. And we've just been going backwards and forwards and backwards and forwards."

MONTY: (Surprised) "You're not busy at all?"

PAUL: "Well yes, actually. Yes. It's me left-leg, you know, the war."


MONTY: "George, were you brought up in Liverpool?"

GEORGE: "Yes. So far, yes."

MONTY: "Whereabouts?"

GEORGE: "Well, born in Wavertree, and bred in Wavertree and Speke; where the aeroplanes are, you know."

MONTY: "Are you all Liverpool types then?"

RINGO: "Yes."

JOHN: "Uhh... types, yes."

PAUL: "Oh yeah."

RINGO: "Liverpool-typed Paul, there."

MONTY: "Now, I'm told that you were actually in the same form as young Ron Wycherley..."

RINGO: "Ronald. Yes."

MONTY: "...now Billy Fury."

RINGO: "In Saint Sylus."

MONTY: "In which?"

RINGO: "Saint Sylus."

JOHN: "Really?"

RINGO: "It wasn't Dingle Vale like you said in the Musical Express."

PAUL: "No, that was wrong. Saint Sylus school."

MONTY: "Now I'd like to introduce a young disc jockey who helps us out with programmes at Cleaver and Clatterbridge Hospitals. His name is Malcolm Threadgill, he's 16-years old, and I'm sure he'd like to ask some questions from the teenage point of view."

MALCOLM: "Yes, thank-you. I understand you've made other recordings before on a German label."

PAUL: "Yeah."

MALCOLM: "What ones were they?"

PAUL: "Well, we didn't make... First of all we made a recording with a fella called Tony Sheridan. We were working in a club called The Top Ten Club in Hamburg. And we made a recording with him called, My Bonnie, which got to number five in the German hit parade."

JOHN: "Ach tung!"

PAUL: (Giggles) "But it didn't do a thing over here, you know. It wasn't a very good record, but the Germans must've liked it a bit, you know. And we did an instrumental which was released in France on an EP of Tony Sheridan's, which George and John wrote themselves. That wasn't released here. It got one copy. That's all, you know. It didn't do anything."

MALCOLM: "You composed P.S. I Love You and Love Me Do yourself, didn't you? Who does the composing between you?"

PAUL: "Well, it's John and I. We write the songs between us. It's, you know... We've sort of signed contracts and things to say, that now if we..."

JOHN: "It's equal shares."

PAUL: "Yeah, equal shares and royalties and things, so that really we just both write most of the stuff. George did write this instrumental, as we say. But mainly it's John and I. We've written over about a hundred songs but we don't use half of them, you know. We just happened to sort of rearrange Love Me Do and played it to the recording people, and P.S. I Love You, and uhh, they seemed to quite like it. So that's what we recorded."

MONTY:: "And that was Paul McCartney telling you all about it."

MALCOLM: "Is there anymore of your own compositions you intend to record?"

JOHN: "Well, we did record another song of our own when we were down there, but it wasn't finished enough. So, you know, we'll take it back next time and see how they like it then."

(Long pause)

JOHN: (Jokingly) "Well... that's all from MY end!"


MONTY: "Well thank-you for asking the questions, Malcolm. Now, in closing, I would like to just ask you (and we're recording this at Hulme Hall in Port Sunlight) Did any of you come over this side before you became famous, as it were? Do you know this district?"

PAUL: "Well, we played here, uhh... I don't know what you mean by famous, you know.


PAUL: "If being famous is being in the hit parade, we've been over here, we were here about two months ago. Been here twice, haven't we?"

JOHN: "I've got relations here. Rock Ferry."

MONTY: "Have you?"

JOHN: "Yes. Oh, all sides of the water, you know."

PAUL: "Yeah, I've got a relation in Claughton Village, Upton Road."

RINGO: (Jokingly) "I've got a friend in Birkenhead!"


MONTY: "I wish I had."

GEORGE: (Jokingly) "I know a man in Chester!"


MONTY: "Now, that's a very dangerous thing to say. There's a mental home there, mate. Peter Smethurst is here as well, and he looks as though he's bursting to say a question."

PETER: "Yeah well, there is just one question I'd like to ask. I'm sure it's the question everyone's asking. I'd like your impressions on your first appearence on television."

PAUL: "Well, strangely enough, we thought we were gonna be dead nervous. And everyone said, 'You suddenly, when you see the cameras, you realize that there are two million people watching,' because there were two million watching that People And Places that we did... we heard afterwards. But, you know, strangely enough, it didn't come to us. We didn't think at all about that. And it was much easier doing the television than it was doing the radio. It's still nerve-wracking, but it was a bit easier than doing radio because there was a full audience for the radio broadcast."

MONTY: "Do you find it nerve-wracking doing this now?"


PAUL: (Jokingly) "Yeah, yeah."

MONTY: "Anyway, we hope we've got a full audience in both hospitals, Clatterbridge and Cleaver. And over at Cleaver Hospital, a certain record on Parlophone, the top side has been requested for Eileen in Robert Cart Ward from Maddy. And, strangely enough, for Maddy from Eileen in the same ward. So perhaps the Beatles themselves would like to tell them what it's going to be?"

PAUL: "Yeah. Well, I think it's gonna be Love Me Do."

JOHN: "Parlophone R4949."


PAUL: "Love Me Do."

MONTY: "And I'm sure, for them, the answer is P.S. I love you!"

PAUL: "Yeah."


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