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Written by Tony Jordan, this is the heartwarming story of Dame Barbara Windsor, the Cockney kid with a dazzling smile and talent to match. Preparing to perform in the theatre one cold evening in 1993, the cheeky, chirpy blonde Babs recounts the people and events that have shaped her life and career over fifty years from 1943 to 1993.

She contemplates her lonely childhood and Second World War evacuation; her decision to go from Barbara Ann Deeks to Barbara Windsor - inspired by the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II; her complicated relationship with her father; her doomed marriage to Ronnie Knight; capturing the attention of Joan Littlewood; and becoming the blonde bombshell in the Carry On films. Babs, ever the consummate professional, never lets her fans down whatever her personal anguish and steps on the stage to rapturous applause.

Release date:

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 6 Aug 2017 22:00


Role Contributor
BabsSamantha Spiro
BarbaraJaime Winstone
John DeeksNick Moran
Rose DeeksLeanne Best
Ronnie KnightLuke Allen-Gale
Peter CharlesworthAlex Macqueen
Teen BarbaraHonor Kneafsey
Scott MitchellCharlie Archer
Joan LittlewoodZoe Wanamaker
HerselfBarbara Windsor
Child BarbaraFlorence Keen
Brian MickeyNathan Harmer
Aida FosterMarty Cruickshank
ProducerPeter Hamilton Dyer
Rosie's LawyerMatthew Bates
Divorce JudgeRobert East
Johnny BrandonLewis Kirk
Wardrobe MistressCally Lawrence
Shoe Shop ManageressSue Elliott-Nicholls
Woman in Shoe ShopHannah Hutch
Man in Shoe ShopTom Machell
Peter NobleJonathan Rhodes
Monsieur VincentLaurent Maurel
Ronnie ScottRoss Green
Slim CattanJacob Krichefski
Cliff (Saxophonist)James Atherton
NeilTodd Von Joel
StanDean Roberts
Jayne MansfieldJerry-Jane Pears
Jayne's AssistantRebecca Lee
Young ActressNicola Munns
Lionel BartDaniel Zenou
ChuckLewis Maiella
Charlie KrayToby Wharton
Ronnie and Reggie KrayRob Compton
Gerald ThomasNicholas Asbury
Kenneth WilliamsRobin Sebastian
Bernard CribbinsRob Hughes
Hat GirlRose Robinson
Warren BeattyTom Forbes
Shepard ColemanJoe Stilgoe
Julie DeeksJulia Ford
WriterTony Jordan
ProducerJules Hussey
DirectorDominic Leclerc