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The Beatles: Get Back gives viewers a peek inside the studio archives of the recording of Let it Be (Courtesy of Disney+)
Since its debut season in 2018, which exposed infamous self-help-group-turned-sex-cult NXIVM, CBC’s Uncover has been setting the standard for investigative journalism podcasts. The latest release, A Death in Cryptoland, investigates the mysterious death of 30-year-old Canadian “crypto tycoon” Gerald Cotten. After it’s revealed that he was the only person with the passcodes to accounts holding nearly a quarter of a billion dollars’ worth of cryptocurrencies, Cotten’s death immediately unravels “a cataclysmic chain of events.”
After assembling over 100 hours of footage for his First World War documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old, director Peter Jackson returns to the archives for The Beatles: Get Back, taking viewers inside the studio during the January 1969 recording of Let It Be, the band’s final album released. Jackson combed through 56 hours of archival material to offer a view into the creative process behind one of music’s most prolific hit-machines. Available for streaming on Disney+
This October, on the 60th anniversary of his debut, Call for the Dead, John le Carré’s 26th and final novel, Silverview, will hit bookstores in Canada. Le Carré, who died last December at the age of 89, produced a bestseller every decade from 1960 onward, building a legacy with Cold War thrillers like The Spy Who Came in From the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Silverview was le Carré’s only complete, unpublished novel.