Television: The Mersey Sound

12.00pm, Thursday 29 August 1963 (50 years ago)

For the third day of filming for Don Haworth’s BBC documentary The Mersey Sound, The Beatles were filmed in their home city Liverpool.

Two locations were used. The first was aboard a ferry crossing the Mersey from Liverpool Pier Head to Wallasey. They were filmed on board signing autographs and meeting fans.

John Lennon and Paul McCartney, The Mersey Sound, BBC, 29 August 1963

Following this they were taken to Speke Airport – later renamed Liverpool John Lennon Airport – where they pretended they were arriving back in England by descending the steps of an aeroplane.

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