Brian Matthew is being repeated on BBC6 starting Sunday October 10th.
The Beatles' Story was the first extensive BBC Radio documentary on The Beatles and was assembled in the winter of 1971-1972. Produced by Johnny Beerling and hosted by Brian Matthew it was aired on BBC Radio One on Sunday nights at 5pm from May through August 1972.
Later in 1972, the series was sold to the U.S. for syndication. The U.S. version trimmed each episode to make room for commercials. The original BBC broadcasts were 55 minutes but the U.S. episodes were just 46 minutes long.