‘The Beatles: Get Back’: Peter Jackson’s Disney+ Film By the Numbers

Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, John Lennon in The Beatles Get Back
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Linda McCartney. © 2020 Apple Corps Ltd.

What will we see in this long-anticipated treat for Fab Four fans? “A lot of joy,” Beatles drummer Ringo Starr promises of Peter Jackson’s re-edit of the notoriously dour 1970 film Let It Be.

But how much joy? Here’s a tally for The Beatles: Get Back.


Hours of footage in the documentary series


Number of songs the band wrote and rehearsed during the making of the project


Length, in minutes, of the Beatles’ final live concert—on the roof of Apple Records in London. It’s shown in its entirety during the last of Get Back’s episodes, which debut over three straight nights


Hours of never-before-seen footage the series is culled from


Hours of unheard audio that, like the video, has been painstakingly restored

The Beatles: Get Back, Premiere, Thursday, November 25, Disney+

This is an excerpt from TV Guide Magazine’s 2021 Fall Preview issue. For more inside scoop on the new fall TV season, pick up the issue, on newsstands now.