Many fine film careers began with the smallest of parts in The Smallest Show on Earth, and Liz is no exception, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Leslie Phillips and June Cunningham in that crumbling fleapit. She went on to sum up an era, playing wholesomely glamorous girls of slender means, just as such women were starting to make inroads into popular culture. A fulsome roll-call stretching from Up the Junction to Confessions of a Driving Instructor followed.
FINEST HOUR: Starring alongside Sid James in underrated narrow boat farce Double Bunk, and singing that film’s sprightly title ditty along with Sid to boot. Once heard, never forgotten.