Jaime Winstone will take on the role of Dame Barbara Windsor in a one-off drama based on the star's life and career
Babs, penned by Eastenders and Hustle scriptwriter Tony Jordan, documents 50 years in the life of Dame Barbara. From her evacuation as a child during World War Two through to 1993, before her soap opera debut as the iconic Peggy Mitchell.
Detailing her troubled marriages and a complicated relationship with her father, the 90 minute film celebrates the actor's early days on stage in Blackpool and her breakthrough performances in the Carry On franchise.
Jaime Winstone plays Windsor in her 20s and 30s, while Game of Throne's Samantha Spiro picks up the part in Dame Barbara's 50s. Two as yet unnamed child actors will play Windsor as a youngster.
This is not the first time Spiro has donned the blonde bombshell's look, she has previously played Barbara Windsor in Cor, Blimey!, a dramatisation of the Dame's love affair with Carry On co-star Sid James
Winstone said: "It is a role I have manifested for years and am so excited to step into her national treasure shoes!"
It has also been confirmed that Dame Barbara Windsor will make a cameo herself. Which character in her life she will play has not been revealed.
Babs is currently in pre-production and will air on BBC One next year.