THERE is no better day than Boxing Day to put your feet up and watch a movie on the box.
Many channels are packing today’s schedules with big films – so to help you choose which ones to watch, Sun film critic THE SNEAK has picked his festive favourites.
MARY POPPINS, ITV1, 3.25pm: Julie Andrews is magical as the singing nanny. Shame about Dick Van Dyke’s accent (1964). *****
D.V.D.'s accent is worse than a nice meal at a phony Irish place in the Poconos:
The Times, December 12, 2008, Escape to the Pocono Mountains by Darren Taffinder.
For dinner, we tried the nicer looking of two Irish pubs called Siamsa. Located on the site of an old bank, Siamsa was about as authentic as Dick van Dyke’s Cockney accent in Mary Poppins. However, what we ate was really nice...
The Watford Observer, December 8, 2008, London's Lions - A Mascot To Take Pride In by Catherine Cain
Consequently, last week, Australians were treated to the image of a spotty cockney yoof, taunting their national pride and laying down the gauntlet for 2012.
Well, I think it was a cockney. Having heard a clip from the ’campaign’ I’m not sure that it wasn’t actually Dick Van Dyke reprising his seminal role as Bert the chimney sweep in Moiry Poppins.
And a zillion others. I'll update more often in the new year. Now I'm going to go delete all the starred Dick Van Dyke links in my Gmail inbox.