Cilla Black back in charts after ITV biopic

Cilla Black in the 1960s when she started her career as a singer.

TV favourite Cilla Black has given us a "lorra, lorra laughs" during her decades-long career.

But it seems she might be having the last one after an ITV biopic of her life, in which she is played by actress-of-the-moment Sheridan Smith, has propelled her back into the UK music charts.

The three-part series, which concludes on Monday at 9pm, has so far pulled in more than seven million viewers.

And Cilla's first number 1, Anyone Who Had A Heart, is now set to climb its way back into the Top 40 - 50 years after it was released.

The track, which is performed by Smith, was written by legendary songwriting duo Bacharach and David and was originally a hit for Dionne Warwick.

It is currently at number 46 but if it moves up just six places it will be the first time Cilla has been in the charts for two decades.

Later, Cilla went on to become one of TV's best-loved presenters fronting Blind Date and Surprise Surprise in the 1980s and 90s.

But here's 10 things you might not know about her.

Cilla with her BAFTA earlier this year. Credit: Matt Crossick/EMPICS Entertainment