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Liverpool Echo
Patrick Edrich

Liverpool street to be transformed into 1770s Philadelphia for hit TV show Outlander

A city centre street will be transformed back to the 1770s ahead of the filming of the hit TV show Outlander.

Canning Street in the Georgian Quarter area of Liverpool will be transformed into 1770s Philadelphia for the filming of the seventh season of Outlander. Left Bank Pictures Ltd (LBP) wrote to residents earlier this month laying out plans to dress the road to appropriately transform it back to the eighteenth century.

The letter seen by the ECHO documented plans to met with neighbours and residents on October 12 to discuss the filming intentions. LBP Pictures Ltd will be closing Canning Street to ensure necessary access and a safe working area in two different stages.

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Between Monday, October 31 and Sunday, November 6 Canning Street will be closed from Bedford Street down to Sandon Street/Falkner Square. And on Monday, November 7 to Sunday, November 13 the street will be closed from Catherine Street to Sandon Street/Falkner Square.

In a bid to minimise disruption resident parking will be restricted to one side of the street. Alternative parking will be provided and round the clock security will also be in place. LBP Pictures Ltd said the company will also make a donation to a charity of the residents' choice, as per Liverpool Film Office 's code of practice, that can help support or benefit the community.

Canning Street is notable for its Georgian architecture and proximity to both the city centre and the Liverpool Cathedral. Outlander is a historical TV series based on an ongoing novel series of the same name by Diana Gabaldon.

The series focuses on a military nurse in Scotland, who in 1945, finds herself transported back in time to 1743. The Starz series is currently developing its seventh series.

Liverpool Film Office has seen an increase in filming in the city in recent years. Notable productions including Batman, Peaky Blinders, Top Boy, The Responder and Help have been filmed on the city's streets.

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