The Real Mary Poppins

The Real Mary Poppins
The Celtic twilight
Pamela's birth and nesting
Ireland's indelible mark
Pound cottage
The birth of Mary Poppins
Pamela and Francis
Determined to adopt
Pamela adopts Camillus
Myth and magic
The secret is revealed
Pamela makes her own story
Conclusion and credits The Real Mary Poppins

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Documentary (2014) – ABC1, PBS
dir. Lisa Matthews | prod. Chris Hilton | edit. Karin Steininger
Essential Media & Entertainment

From the Essential Media and Entertainment website:

“THE REAL MARY POPPINS is an extraordinary documentary revealing the fascinating complexity of Mary Poppins’ creator Pamela. Travers and the truth that lies behind her enduring creation. This story forms the premise for the upcoming Disney feature film Saving Mr. Banks, starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, also produced by Essential Media. Featuring interviews with key players such as Robert Sherman, composer of music and lyrics of original Mary Poppins movie, as well as Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks who provide insight into Pamela Travers and Walt Disney’s relationship. “

Both The Real Mary Poppins and Saving Mr Banks had their genesis in the book Mary Poppins, She Wrote: The Life of P. L. Travers by Valerie Lawson, which in turn inspired the original 2002 documentary The Shadow of Mary Poppins

Additional music by the fabulous Caitlin Yeo!