Vivian Maier: Who Took Nanny's Pictures?

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Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes

The incredible story of a mysterious nanny who died in 2009 leaving behind a secret hoard - thousands of stunning photographs. Never seen in her lifetime, they were found by chance in a Chicago storage locker and auctioned off cheaply.

Now Vivian Maier has gone viral and her magical pictures sell for thousands of dollars. Vivian was a tough street photographer, a secret poet of suburbia. In life she was a recluse, a hoarder, spinning tall tales about her French roots. Presented by Alan Yentob, the film includes stories from those who knew her and those who revealed her astonishing work.

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Tue 5 Aug 2014 23:45 BBC One Scotland, Scotland HD only

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Credits

Series Editor
Alan Yentob
Director
Jill Nicholls
Presenter
Alan Yentob
Producer
Jill Nicholls

Broadcasts

  • Tue 25 Jun 2013 22:35 BBC One except Wales, Wales HD

  • Tue 25 Jun 2013 23:35 BBC One Wales, Wales HD only

  • Tue 5 Aug 2014 23:10 BBC One except Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland HD, Scotland, Scotland HD

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