Yesterday. Jack Malik (Himesh Patel). Copyright: Working Title Films
Yesterday

Yesterday

  • 2019 film

Comedy about a struggling musician who, after a global blackout, finds he is the only person to remember The Beatles. Stars Himesh Patel, Lily James, Joel Fry, Kate McKinnon, Sanjeev Bhaskar and more.

Yesterday. Jack Malik (Himesh Patel). Copyright: Working Title Films

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
2019
Stars
Himesh Patel, Lily James, Joel Fry, Kate McKinnon, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal, Harry Michell, Sophia Di Martino and more
Writers
Richard Curtis and Jack Barth
Directors
Danny Boyle and Richard Styles
Producers
Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Matthew James Wilkinson, Bernard Bellew, Richard Curtis, Danny Boyle, Nick Angel, Lee Brazier and more
Companies

From director Danny Boyle and writer Richard Curtis comes a rock-n-roll comedy about music, dreams, friendship, and the long and winding road that leads to the love of your life.

Yesterday, everyone knew The Beatles. Today, only Jack remembers their songs. He's about to become a very big deal.

Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed ... and he finds himself with a very complicated problem, indeed.

Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, and with a little help from his steel-hearted American agent, Debra, Jack's fame explodes. But as his star rises, he risks losing Ellie - the one person who always believed in him. With the door between his old life and his new closing, Jack will need to get back to where he once belonged and prove that all you need is love.

Additional details

UK certificate
12A
Duration
116 minutes
UK release
Friday 28th June 2019
Produced
2018
Distributors

Universal Pictures

Also known as
  • All You Need Is Love (Working title)
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

All previous repeats
  • Friday 9th July 2021 at 11:25pm on BBC4
  • Sunday 4th July 2021 at 8:15pm on BBC1

Recording details

  • Gorleston-on-Sea and Great Yarmouth - Locations
  • Pinewood Studios - Studios

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