On 25 April 2011 a 90-minute documentary feature film co-produced by the BBC Arena team, Produced by George Martin, aired to critical acclaim for the first time in the UK.
It combines rare archive footage and new interviews with, among others, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Jeff Beck, Cilla Black and Giles Martin and tells the life story of George Martin from schoolboy growing up in the Depression to legendary music producer.
The film, with over 50 minutes of extra footage, including interviews from Rick Rubin, T-Bone Burnett and Ken Scott, was released world-wide by Eagle Rock Entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray on 10 September 2012.
Martin enroled at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama between 1947 and 1950, where he studied piano and oboe. Coincidentally, his oboe teacher was Margaret Asher, Jane's mother, long before he had any connection with The Beatles (this would be more than 10 years later, in 1962).
Screencaps of Margaret Asher (26 February 1914 – 27 February 2011) and George Martin (3 January 1926 – 8 March 2016) by Donna Bell (1st) and Naomi Corney-Punch (2nd to 4th). Please, give them FULL CREDIT if you use them. Thank you.