Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Hours and Times is a 1991 drama film written and directed by Christopher MÃ¼nch. Starring David Angus and Ian Hart, it is a fictionalized account of what might have happened during a real holiday taken by John Lennon and The Beatles'' manager Brian Epstein in 1963. It is 1963 and John Lennon flies to Barcelona with The Beatles manager Brian Epstein for a weekend of relaxation for John. On the flight over they meet air hostess Marianne. John flirts with her and gives her their hotel telephone number. John asks Brian about gay sex and says that he thinks about it sometimes, but is put off by the thought that it would be painful. They play cards and Brian tells John he is surprised that he brought that up, that he feels awkward about it, that the situation between them is hopeless. John tells him that he finds Brian charming but does not want to have sex with him.