This wide-ranging program visits locations both sides of the river Mersey where the Beatles honed their talents. Sites are as varied as Bootle, the tough industrial town; New Brighton, the fairground paradise of Liverpudlians; and Southport, the more sedate Edwardian approximation of a seaside resort. Included are visits to the Merseybeat New Brighton museum and the Liverpool Post. The graves of John Lennon's mother and Brian Epstein are also included. Then meet a wide range of Liverpudlians, the people whose warmth and dry wit was shared by the group, and was an integral part of their launch into super-stardom.
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This wide-ranging program visits locations up and down and on both sides of the river Mersey where the Beatles honed their talents, as varied as Bootle, the tough industrial town that gave birth to the wish "Go to Bootle" as an alternative for "Go to Hell", as well as New Brighton, the fairground paradise of the Liverpudlians, and Southport, the more sedate Edwardian approximation to a seaside resort sent on the banks of the mighty river. Along the way, we take our own journey on a ferry cross the Mersey, the river that literally brought rock'n'roll to the UK.
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