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Aaron Johnson triumphs as the teenaged John Lennon

Aaron Johnson as John Lennon, embarking on the long trek to Beatlemania

It’s been a very good year for Beatlemania, with all the albums re-repackaged and the group going virtual in Rock Band. The BBC lobbed in their own Beatles season-ette, and one of the more striking images from their riot of documentary footage was of John Lennon escorting his Aunt Mimi up the steps onto the plane taking them to America, with her handbag and Sunday-best hat.

The three central performances create an emotional force-field that thrums powerfully throughout the story

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