Viewers of The One Show were left disappointed when the BBC dedicated an entire episode to the Beatles last night.
Brits went wild for the current affairs show’s “torturous” in-depth account of how the band wrote their single Now and Then.
The unreleased track is scheduled to be released on Friday and is the last song ever to feature all of the Fab Four.
The show’s hosts spent most of last night’s episode discussing the title and showing a film showing how the single came to be.
Giles Martin, the son of the song’s producer, joined John Bishop and Lauren Laverne in the studio to talk about the song.
However, viewers were less impressed by the time they spent focusing on the record – without even giving them a chance to hear the track in full.
People flocked to social media to share their disappointment.
One unhappy viewer asked: “So you do it all week and then don’t play the whole song?”
Another chimed in bitterly: “So we won’t get to hear the Beatles’ new song?”
A third grumbled: “Wtf. I just sat through the excruciating One Show looking forward to the Beatles’ new single and they don’t even play it. Total fraud.”
One viewer ranted, saying: “It’s finally over and the bastard hasn’t even played the whole damn song yet.”
However, some fans were grateful for the special.
One music lover beamed: “That Beatles film was breathtaking. Absolutely amazing.”
“I know it’s not the last Beatles song ever to be part of the almost mythical Carnival of Light, which will surely disappear one day, but this feels like a significant moment in their history.”