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Main Street - Mersey
Main Street - Mersey

Main Street - Mersey 1955

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Main Street - Mersey 1955

31 mins United Kingdom Director. Christopher A. Radley

Embark on a tour of Liverpool with comic actor Deryck Guyler and his nephew, Keith, who asks rather too many questions for his uncle's liking. As well as the two-mile Mersey Tunnel, a pair of cathedrals and Calderstones Park, where "there's always a pageant of colour and fragrance", some of the city's lesser-known charms are on show, not least the most elaborate wine dispenser ever, hidden in the Town Hall's silverware collection.

When this film was shown in cinemas in the mid-1950s audiences would have instantly recognised the voice of Deryck Guyler, who was already a stalwart of BBC Radio Light Programmes. He would later enter the realm of TV and feature film, including a memorable role in A Hard Day's Night (1964), and is probably best remembered for his sitcom roles, including PC 'Corky' Turnbull in Sykes, and caretaker Norman Potter in Please Sir!

Directed by

Christopher A. Radley

Genres

Travelogue

Tags

Rivers Fishing (leisure pursuit) Parks Town halls Tyres Liverpool Cathedral (Anglican) Ports Public services

Released

1955

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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