On 6th February 1968 the Three Beatles worked 12 hours at EMI 2:30pm-2am on the "Inner Light" and "Lady Madonna" only taking a break from 8pm to 9pm to watch Ringo on the first episode of Cilla Black’s show Cilla. Ringo is seen on this show with Peter Brough with his puppet Archie Andrews and participated in two sketches, first acting as a ventriloquist with Cilla singing "Nellie Dean". Finally he duetted with Cilla on “Do You Like Me?” and on “Act Naturally”.
Paul McCartney wrote the theme tune to her BBC series - "Step Inside Love". The author and critic Johnny Rogan noted in 1997; "for Paul McCartney to write a song for someone - at that time - was a tremendous privilege, and he wouldn't have done it but for his belief that Cilla Black was an important artist."
The earlier series of Cilla became a phenomenon. Guests included Tom Jones, Mary Hopkin, Donovan, Georgie Fame and Henry Mancini.