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Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Musical comedy set in London circa 1910. The wind is in the east and carries with it Mary Poppins, a practically perfect nanny who answers an advertisement to look after the children of a stuffy banker and his suffragette wife. Poppins soon takes the kids on a magical tour, jumping into pavement drawings, dancing on rooftops and levitating towards ceilings, all with the assistance of Bert, a busking chimney sweep.

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Thu 2 Jan 2014 19:30 BBC Four

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Mary Poppins
Julie Andrews
Dick Van Dyke
Mrs Banks
Glynis Johns
Mr Banks
David Tomlinson
Hermione Baddeley
Jane Banks
Karen Dotrice
Michael Banks
Matthew Garber
Katie Nana
Elsa Lanchester
Constable Jones
Arthur Treacher
Admiral Boom
Reginald Owen
Uncle Albert
Ed Wynn
Mrs Brill
Reta Shaw
Robert Stevenson
Bill Walsh
Bill Walsh


The Secret Life of Mary Poppins: A Culture Show Special

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Victoria Coren Mitchell explores the complex life of Mary Poppins author PL Travers.

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