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Thank Your Lucky Stars was a British television pop music show made by ABC Weekend TV, and broadcast on ITV from 1961 to 1966. Of all the show's presenters, Brian Matthew is perhaps the best remembered. Many of the leading pop groups of the time performed on it. As well as featuring British artists, it often included American guest stars.

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The Beatles made their most important television appearance to date, with a place on the bill for the popular show Thank Your Lucky Stars. The group’s performance was recorded on 13th January 1963 at the Alpha Television Studios – later known as the ATV Studios – in Aston, Birmingham. The programme was made by ABC Television for the ITV network. ABC supplied programmes for the Midlands and the north of England; the Alpha Studios were jointly owned by ABC and ATV, which could be seen in the Midlands during the week and in London at weekends.

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