Any pre-conceived impressions of Liverpool that I had prior to arriving yesterday at Liverpool Lime Street train station were completely blown away today by spending a bit of time talking to residents of all ages about their city. I have never met a collective group of people that are more proud of their city than the residents of Liverpool. Put aside the obvious of the being the home of the Beatles and Liverpool FC, you have a city that is the second most filmed city in England (Sherlock, Harry Potter), is home to Europe’s longest established Chinese community, possesses the 5th largest Anglican church in the world (the biggest in Britain) and is home to the fastest growing airport in Europe, John Lennon Airport.
On tap this morning, a little Beatles early morning tour prior to the beginning of the BBC Showcase. For even the casual Beatles fan, this is well worth the three+ hours that is a combination of Beatles history, music history and Liverpool history. With stops at the birthplaces of the birthplaces at each of the Fab Four, the tour also included multiple stops which are referenced throughout the Beatles catalog, such as Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields, the grave of Eleanor Rigby and a seemingly non-descript field behind St. Peters Church where, on a fateful day in July 1957, a young John Lennon and The Quarrymen met a young 15-year old Paul McCartney.
After that, hours of screening on tap in the comedy, drama and light entertainment genre’s that we’ll be reporting on with clips, hopefully, over the next several days. Stay tuned!