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Babs: The heart-warming story of the Cockney kid with a dazzling smile and talent to match

Samantha Spiro, Barbara Windsor, Jaime Winstone
Samantha Spiro, Barbara Windsor, Jaime Winstone

[B]abs will tell the heart-warming 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, Babs takes us on a journey of all the people and events that have shaped her life and career: taking us through 50 years from 1943 to 1993, she contemplates her lonely childhood and WWII evacuation, 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.

The finely-woven script merges theatre and film; the story unfolds, full of heart and heartbreak – with a touch of sauciness thrown in.

Stars Dame Barbara Windsor, Samantha Spiro, Jaime Winstone, Nick Moran and Zoe Wanamaker.

Babs is a BBC Studios production in association with Red Planet Pictures for BBC One

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