Lord Of The Rings director Sir Peter Jackson’s new Beatles documentary is a revelation – thanks to crimebusters Interpol.
By CHRIS RICHES
Get Back is a reinvention of the 1970 Michael Lindsay-Hogg movie Let It Be, which depicts the last days of the Beatles in the studio.
But it would not exist without 55 hours of footage of the band shot in 1969 by Lindsay-Hogg – and stolen by an employee at the Beatles’ Apple studio in Savile Row, London.
The theft by Nigel Oliver — who sold the footage for £25,000 to two Dutch music traders — hijacked Lindsay-Hogg’s original project.
But as Sir Peter researched his documentary he discovered that, decades earlier, the video tapes had been recovered by Interpol.
Police found documents at Oliver’s home in Slough, Berkshire, which led to a raid on a warehouse in Holland in 2003.