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New BBC series filmed at the museums

9 November 2006 by Karen

actors in 1920s costume in a wooden court room

Actors and crew in County Sessions small court room

Several of our venues have recently provided sets for a new BBC1 period drama series to be aired in 2007. ‘Lilies’ is set after the First World War and tells the story of three Catholic sisters living in Liverpool.

County Sessions House, Canning Dock, the quaysides around the Merseyside Maritime Museum and an area of the Walker near The Death of Nelson will all be featuring.

This image shows the small room at County Sessions House doubling as a 1920′s magistrates’ court. The costumes came from a theatrical costumiers in Manchester and date from the original era. Our press officer, Stephen Guy, who spent 30 years in courts as a reporter and has studied 1920s classic crime cases, advised the production crew on court etiquette from the era, eg women had to wear hats in court.
More images from filming can be found on our Flickr page.

More about ‘Lilies’ and filming at Woolton Picture House can be found on the BBC website.

We’ll let you know when the series is being shown in the new year (I love location spotting).

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