What to Watch on Friday: ‘The Real Mary Poppins’ story on PBS

bcain@newsobserver.comJanuary 24, 2014 

Pamela Travers, author of “Mary Poppins.”

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The Real Mary Poppins (9pm, UNC-TV) - The story of writer Pamela Travers (1899-1996) and her popular character, Mary Poppins. The special includes clips from the recent film “Saving Mr. Banks,” which is a fictionalized retelling of Walt Disney’s efforts to make Travers’ story into a film.

Also on tonight . . .

Cold Justice (8pm, TNT) - Kelly and Yolanda journey to Alabama to investigate a 2005 murder.

The Neighbors (8:30pm, ABC) - Debbie goes back to school but struggles to fend off a flirtatious professor.

Enlisted (9pm, Fox) - Pete tries to keep to himself as he reacclimates to life in the states, but grabbing some private time proves difficult with his bothers

Grimm (9pm, NBC) - A serial killer who targets and scalps police officers is on the loose in Portland. Meanwhile, Monroe’s parents pay a surprise visit after learning exciting news.

Shark Tank (9pm, ABC) - Pitches include stylish baby shoes, a pill substitute for food and a sun-safe swimwear line for kids.

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