Radio 4 to record special Mastertapes edition with Paul McCartney
BBC Radio 4 is to record a special edition of Mastertapes with Paul McCartney at the BBC Maida Vale studios.
The exclusive interview, to be recorded on Wednesday May 11th, comes ahead of the release of a major retrospective collection of the former Beatle's career.
McCartney will talk to John Wilson about his music career and answer questions from the audience.
The hour-long special edition will broadcast on BBC Radio 4 at 10am on Saturday 28 May, and a version will be filmed for BBC iPlayer.
Wilson said: “Mastertapes looks at the nuts and bolts of songwriting, and draws back the curtain on what can often be a private and sometimes lonely art. Having interviewed McCartney many times before, I know he offers great insight into that process.
"As the most successful songwriter of all time, and the man behind some of my favourite music, I couldn’t ask for a better guest – it’s going to be a very special session.”
Former Mastertapes guests include Noel Gallagher, Robbie Williams, Paul Weller and Rufus Wainwright.