Four Brides for Four Brothers

Once upon a time there was a shipwright named Nigel who had four sons. John, the eldest, was witty and clever. Paul, his second son, was fair of face and charming. George, Nigel’s youngest son by his beloved wife Agnes, was thoughtful and wise. And then there was his son Richard. Richard came into Nigel [...]

The Duke was Having Problems with a Message

“All right, boys, let’s take it from the top!” shouted John. He plucked out a guide note on his ukulele, then started singing, “This happened once before, as I came to your door – no reply-y-y-y.” Paul, George and Ringo joined in with their instruments as soon as John stressed the final syllable of the [...]

’Cause I’m the Fish, and You’re the Sea

Ringo held out his hand to help Jeremy Hilary Boob climb down the last rung of the ladder. “So this is a submarine?” Jeremy asked as he surveyed his surroundings. “It is a splendid thing to see. A wonder of machinery!” Paul nudged John and whispered in his ear. “Does he never stop with the [...]

The Lucky Man who made the Grade

John pulled a stool up to the table, squeezed into the small spot between his brothers George and Ritchie, and looked at the magistrate with a plaintive expression. “Sorry I’m late,” he apologized. “The cat just threw up by the door. I wanted to clean the mess before someone stepped in it.” The magistrate nodded [...]

I’ve found a Driver, and that’s a Start!

“Um, excuse me?” John whispered. He inched a little closer to the weeping maiden and tapped her shoulder. “You there? Hello? Could I bother you for a bit? If you don’t mind, that is?” The girl looked up at John and flinched. “Bugger me! Who the hell are you?” “I’m your godfather,” he said. “I [...]

The Hound Dog of the Baskervilles

John peeked out the passenger window as his limousine approached the tailor shop. “Stop here, Alf,” John directed his chauffeur. “Paul and I can enter through the side door and dodge those birds if we make a mad dash for it.” “As you wish,” Alf replied. He pulled up to the curb and began offering [...]

Waiting to Take You Away, Take You Today!

Mid-October, 1955 Alfie Saunders reached across the small restaurant table and let his hand linger on top of Brian Epstein’s long fingers. Brian smiled at his friend briefly, then withdrew his hand and slipped it into his lap. “You needn’t do that,” Alfie whispered. “Nobody can see us.” “Yes they can,” Brian whispered back. “They [...]

Her Majesty’s a Pretty Nice Girl

Memo From: Andrew Eaton, “The Crown” Series Producer To: Peter Morgan, Head Writer Re: Season 3, Pre-Production Notes Pete – I just finished reading your first set of drafts for the upcoming third season of “The Crown.” Jolly good job, once again! But I have a few notes for you to think about as you [...]

She Walked Out of my Dreams, And into my Van!

“Christ!” shouted Neil Aspinall. He slammed his foot on the brake and brought the rickety van to an abrupt stop. “Fuck, why’d you do that!” shouted John from the back seat. “You made me knock heads with Ritchie!” Paul looked over his shoulder and put his finger to mouth to silence his song-writing partner. “Give [...]

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