Mary Poppins

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Practically perfect? How a new kind of nanny novel nails parents’ angst and anger
Class, race, politics and power are at the heart of modern nanny novels that explore the complex relationship between working mothers and the women they pay to look after their children

Charlotte Northedge

01, May, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Julie Andrews: 'I was certainly aware of tales about the casting couch'
The celebrated actor had a turbulent upbringing before becoming world-famous for playing two perfect nannies. Now she’s bonding with a new generation of children through her storytelling podcast

Hadley Freeman

07, May, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Comfort films to watch while self-isolating – ranked!
Hunkering down to avoid coronavirus? With romcoms, fantasy yarns and at least one disaster melodrama, here’s all you need to make the most of your time in front of the TV

Peter Bradshaw

12, Mar, 2020 @3:14 PM

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Mark Kermode chooses 25 of the best films for children
From early animation to foreign-language gems via all-time classics, a range of movies to whet budding cinematic appetites

Mark Kermode

21, Jul, 2019 @7:00 AM

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The 30 greatest Disney songs – ranked!
Yes, of course Let It Go is in there somewhere … but where does it rank among Disney’s other big-screen belters?

Alexis Petridis

18, Jul, 2019 @3:00 PM

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Miles Jupp: my double life as Mr Banks from Mary Poppins
Having been repeatedly told that he looks like David Tomlinson, Miles Jupp now finds himself playing the mildly aristocratic character actor

Miles Jupp

11, Feb, 2019 @10:10 AM

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Mary Poppins, The BFG and Spectre: your complete Christmas film guide
The best festive films, from the classic The Grand Budapest Hotel, to modern favourites such as Up and Brooklyn, plus the creepy baby from Twilight and everything in between

Paul Howlett and Phil Harrison

15, Dec, 2018 @10:00 AM

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If Disney ‘sanitises poverty’, then I’m a singing teapot | Gareth McLean
Poor people are too chirpy in Mary Poppins and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, apparently. Isn’t it just that we like stories with happy endings?

Gareth McLean

23, Feb, 2016 @9:18 AM

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Director of new Mary Poppins movie says it is not a remake
Rob Marshall says new big screen outing for the children’s favourite is based on previously unadapted books by PL Travers, who famously hated the 1964 film

Ben Child

21, Oct, 2015 @1:22 PM

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Mary Poppins: who should play the magical nanny?
Surely Anne Hathaway will be up for the role made famous by Julie Andrews – and Mark Ruffalo would make a spectacular chimney sweep

Anne T Donahue

16, Sep, 2015 @3:18 PM

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Mary Poppins: not sugary, but sharp and subversive – on the page and the screen
Disney’s remake pledges a return to the source: PL Travers’ stories. Travers hated the 1964 movie, but it was more faithful to her books than she realised

Emma Brockes

15, Sep, 2015 @8:33 PM

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Does the Mary Poppins sequel sound like something quite atrocious?
Disney is reportedly planning a sequel to the classic 1964 kids’ movie, potentially starring Anne Hathaway. Should we be taking the news with a spoonful of sugar?

15, Sep, 2015 @1:29 PM

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