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Cilla Black to feature in new BBC drama

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Cilla Black to feature in new BBC drama

Cilla Black will appear in a new BBC drama just weeks after her sudden death.

The 72-year-old TV legend passed away at her holiday home in Spain earlier this month after suffering a traumatic head injury due to a fall but viewers will see her on screen in 'Cradle To Grave' in the coming weeks.

The TV adaptation of Danny Baker's autobiography 'Going to Sea in a Sieve' features a scene where a 12-year-old Danny dreams of marrying her and Cilla was reportedly happy that some old footage of herself would be used.

A source told The Sun: "Danny loved Cilla when he was a youngster and he really wanted this scene to be included.

"Cilla was consulted about it and said she was happy to feature."

The series has been co-written by Danny and Jeff Pope, a friend of Cilla's family and it is believed her son Robert Willis has a walk-on part.

The insider added: "Jeff knows the family and worked with them on the ITV Cilla programme so they trusted him to do a great job.

"Obviously this was all done prior to Cilla's death but it is even more poignant now."