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The Beatles March 1968

Title: "I Beatles in Ritrio" (The Beatles in Retreat)
Type: TV News
Filming Location: Rishikesh, India
Filming Date: March 1st 1968
Broadcast Date: March 15th 1968
Country Of Broadcast: Italy
Duration: 27:29 Minutes
Quality: A
Source: UNBOOTLEGGED (Station Master)
Other Sources:
Notes: The Italian "Channel 7 News" arrived a bit later but were given exclusive access to the Maharishi and his guests.
Their footage was then made into an almost half hour TV special called "I Beatles in Ritrio" (The Beatles in Retreat).
Apart from footage of Indian poverty and of the Maharishi and other non-Beatle guests there was also some wonderful footage of the Fabs and the Maharishi
walking down to the River Ganges for some fun in the sun including a sing-a-long with Paul, John and Donovan on acoustic guitars.
This is a copy taken from the TV station master tape and runs over 27 minutes in length.
For whatever reason the Beatles scenes have out-of-synch audio whereas other footage of Donovan singing is perfectly in synch.
I believe the special was re-broadcast on Italian TV at least twice in 1988 and 1993.
This pristine copy is in collector`s hands and has not as yet been bootlegged.

Title: "I Beatles in Ritrio" (The Beatles in Retreat)
Type: TV News
Filming Location: Rishikesh, India
Filming Date: March 1st 1968
Broadcast Date: March 15th 1968
Country Of Broadcast: Italy
Duration: 08:53 Minutes
Quality: B
Source: "The Beatles 1968 Vol 1: Across The Universe To Rishikesh" (FAB Productions)
Other Sources:
Notes: The Italian "Channel 7 News" arrived a bit later but were given the best access so far with footage of the Fabs and Maharishi
walking down to the River Ganges for some fun in the sun including a sing-a-long with Paul, John and Donovan on acoustic guitars.
However the sound is not synched to the footage and it`s all a bit haphazard but some enterprising fans have synched together what they can.
This is edited footage of just The Beatles taken from the 27 minute exclusive TV special

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