Viewers then saw various landmarks in Liverpool as the celebrity narrators said: “Go out and look across the water, where the ferry crosses the Mersey and the skyline rolls like a wave.
“Before anything else came the people, working in unison from Penny Lane to Hope Street.
“Walking in triumph, in sorrow and in joy. On the streets of this city, the people prepare.
“Holding their breath, waiting and watching, ready to welcome the music, the dancing, the twisting and shouting.