Magical Mystery Tour
Battling wind and torrential rain, an intrepid band from film and television, including members of the Liverpool Film Office and Media Production lecturers from the television industry, spent Friday evening travelling round Liverpool on an open-top bus, as guests of the Royal Television Society. The journey took us to some of the prime filming locations the city has to offer and is further proof as to why Liverpool is the most filmed outside of London. Within a few square miles, Liverpool offers a wealth of potential settings… including the Georgian quarter centred on Huskisson Street, which could easily double up as period London; the dilapidated streets of Dingle, which, with a little set dressing, becomes a post-apocalypse/zombie landscape; the Mersey tunnel, scene of spectacular car chases in “Fast and Furious 6′; the starkly beautiful industrial areas of Stanley Docks which together with the imposing architecture of Water Street regularly double up as early 20th century New York. Stops included the wonderful Grade II-listed Martins Bank, with it’s fabulous art deco banking hall and the world heritage site based around St George’s Hall, which was transformed into a snow-covered Moscow Square for ‘The Hunt for Red October’.
This link shows some of the many highlights of the trip: