ISSUE 1314

Dive inside the Yellow Submarine: the making of a timeless icon

We dive into Pepperland as The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine turns 50! Animator Malcolm Draper was just 24 when he was recruited to work on the film. He tells us of his life in the land of Blue Meanies and psychedelic pullovers.

Also in this week…

  • Actor, comedian and playwright Ben Elton speaks about his friendship with late comedian Rik Mayall. In a Letter To My Younger Self, the 59-year-old explained why he wished he could have one last conversation with the comedy icon to “tell him what he meant to me”
  • The NHS is 70 but it might not be the happiest of birthdays. We give the old boy a check up, examine some of the big issues facing it and hold up an x-ray to whether social enterprise could provide a solution to the social care crisis
  •  We continue our exploration into the fight to save the businesses in Britain’s railway arches