Home About Contribute Media Kit Contact Sign In


Leisure Industry News

Cavern Club documentary set for UK screen debut

Cavern Club documentary set for UK screen debut

"This has been years in the making and we cannot wait for UK audiences to finally see what weve been working on. "
Christian Francis-Davies, head of LA Factual

A new film documenting the history of the Cavern Club nightclub, created by Liverpool-based LA Factual, is set for its first airing on UK television this weekend on Sky Arts.


‘The Cavern Club: The Beat Goes On’ will broadcast at 10pm this Saturday (September 7th) on Sky and Virgin Media Channel 122.


The new standalone documentary was created to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the famous Liverpool music venue, known to most as the home of the Beatles. It is narrated by Liverpool-born actor Paul McGann and features interviews with those linked closest to the Cavern Club including Sir Paul McCartney. It also features never before seen footage of the club through the years.


The film has already received international acclaim where it was shown at multiple film festivals across America. It was given top billing at BritWeek in Los Angeles earlier this year, an annual event celebrating the very best of British talent in the industry.   It is also set to be screened at international documentary festival, Doclisboa, in Portugal next month.


LA Factual worked with the Cavern Club over the last two and half years to create the documentary, speaking to over 20 people of interest and sifting through thousands of hours of archive footage.


Staff at LA Factual produced more than 40 hours of content all of which was cut down to make the 70 minute mark. The team travelled the length of the country throughout filming with parts also filmed in Paris.


Christian Francis-Davies, head of LA Factual and the producer & director of the film, said: “This has been years in the making and we cannot wait for UK audiences to finally see what we’ve been working on. The Cavern Club holds a special place in the hearts of so many people and it’s been a great privilege to tell its story on film. “


Jon Keats, director of the Cavern Club and co-director of the film, added: “There have been several films made over the years about the Cavern, usually focusing on the Beatles period. This is the definitive documentary of a legendary Liverpool venue, made by a Liverpool company. We are delighted with the end result.”


The documentary will be repeated throughout the week.


It will also be available to stream on Sky Demand, Now TV and other catch up services after its airing.


For more information about LA Factual and the other facilities available at LA Productions, please visit the website www.laproductions.co.uk.


Leisure Business News - A new interactive game has been created to enable hens of all ages enjoy their last night of freedom before getting married despite COVID-19 restrictions.

Hen parties at home thanks to new Save The Groom interactive game

Leisure Business News - The new analysis of potential home movers in the region has revealed that 42 of people living in the East Midlands want to surround themselves with green, open spaces, while 37 want to be closer to smaller shops, including post offices, bakeries and grocers.

Take a hike  the walking trails right on your doorstep in Ashbourne

Leisure Business News - Black Cabs in Liverpool are hitting the city s next week, backed by the biggest technology deal ever struck in the sector. ComCab, that manages a dispatch system for Liverpool s largest fleet of hackney carriages, launches the app across its cabs during the first week in August.

Liverpool Cabs Backed By New Tech Deal

Leisure Business News - The Churchill, on Swindon Road, is a new development from leading pub retailer and brewer, Greene King, and brings a new build lodge, perfect for overnight stays, to the local area.

Brand new multi-million-pound Wootton Bassett lodge opens its doors

Leisure Business News - Accounting and business advisory firm HURST has secured the British Mountaineering Council as a full-service client following a competitive tender.

Accounting firm HURST on a high with British Mountaineering Council

Leisure Business News - Families in Wales have begun to enjoy another slice of normality, after the Welsh Government lifted restrictions further, allowing the Tenpin centres in Swansea, Cardiff and Wrexham to reopen Wednesday 5th August 2020 .

Tenpin Bowling Is Back In Wales!