Following months of seemingly endless royal documentaries, Channel 5 switched to a different kind of national treasure.
The only mystery was why they chose Sunday to show Our Cilla: The One And Only. As far as I can make out, it wasn’t a significant anniversary in the life or career of Cilla Black.
We must therefore assume it was commissioned to mark the 15 years that have passed since Cilla revealed in a BBC2 documentary that her favourite snack was half an orange with an Oxo cube sprinkled over it.
Anyway, I say national treasure because this 90-minute film was very much a hagiography.
That back in the 1980s, Cilla demanded a toilet be installed in her dressing room at ITV so she didn’t have to walk down the corridor for a wee.
Sadly, there was no word about whether anyone scrawled “Step inside, luv” on said toilet door.
But I really hope that someone did.
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Originally from https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/cillia-blacks-iconic-life-career-24293125