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An airport we can be proud of; MY CITY.

YOU just can't keep this photogenic city - and its photogenic people - off the TV screens, can you? Tomorrow, Channel 5 will broadcast the first programme in its new seven-part fly-on-the-wall series The Holiday Airport: Sun, Sea and Scousers.

The airport in question, of course, is Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

And, earlier this week, BBC1 screened the Panorama special NHS: The Perfect Storm, entirely focused on Liverpool.

Two very different programmes, but yet more evidence that this is a city which is welcoming of the television cameras - and one which has many interesting stories to tell.

While watching a preview of the first episode of The Holiday Airport, it was clear to see another of the main reasons why programme-makers looking to produce bright and breezy television are happy to head to Liverpool.

There was more than a little natural and easy humour from the members of the public - and airport staff - featured, as the series examined the day-to-day workings of LJLA. Ahead of the series, Robin Tudor, head of PR at the airport, said it was a great opportunity to showcase what the airport is all about.

And, as he suggested, the series opener showed this is very much a "feel-good" programme about how people's holidays start and end at the airport.

While obviously being a great advert for the airport, the series should also underline just how much it has developed and expanded in recent years.

It wasn't too many years ago that some taxi drivers, after picking you and your suitcases up and being told you were heading to the airport, assumed you wanted to go to Manchester.

Happy viewing, everyone. PADDY SHENNAN ECHO WRITER

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jul 15, 2015
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