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Duration: 1 hour

The Sound of Music is one of the most enduringly popular films ever made, yet behind it lies an even more astonishing family story. Sue Perkins travels to Salzburg, Ellis Island and Vermont to discover how the family made a living in America as the Trapp Family Singers and they eventually bought an estate in Vermont which looks uncannily like Austria. She also discovers that the ultimate feel good story has dark undertones, is disliked by Austrians, and witnesses the first ever performance of the musical in Salzburg itself.

Last on

Sun 13 Jan 2013 18:00 BBC HD

Credits

Presenter
Sue Perkins
Presenter
Sue Perkins
Director
Christopher Walker
Director
Christopher Walker
Producer
Christopher Walker
Producer
Christopher Walker
Executive Producer
Judith Holder
Executive Producer
Judith Holder

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