- Barbara wanted to play the school girl 'Babs', in
Camping, with a public school accent, but the first day of filming, the showers
she looks through the knot hole and sees Sid's beady eye, she blurts her
line out in typical Cockney style. Gerald Thomas didn't want to do
another take, so she was stuck with it for the rest of the film.
- The famous bra flying scene in Camping, when Babs and the girls are
doing the exercises caused some problems for her. Her bra
was connected to a fishing line and an old stagehand was to pull it off at
the given time, but he pulled her over in to the mud. When it was
successfully done she was determined to keep covered up at all costs, but
then Kenneth Williams says "Matron - take them away", and so
Matron grabs her arm, uncovering her for all to see. The yell she lets
out at this point is real.
- She was trudging through the mud and freezing weather,
complaining to Kenneth Williams, calling Peter Rogers all the names she
could think of, but she had forgotten to take off her throat mike, and so
all what she was saying was being recorded. The next day when Peter
was looking at the rushes, he could hear her slagging him off. He decided to
leave it all in for the showing the next day to the cast. When Barbara
heard it she has horrified and thought she would be sacked when Peter saw
them. It was only later in the day she found out he new all the time
and he had been winding her up - apparently the air was blue again.
- The King and Queen of Spain in Columbus, was originally
offered to Frankie Howerd and Joan Sims, when this never came off Barbara
Windsor and Bernard Bresslaw were approached, but this never worked.
Barbara said later that the script was "crap".
- Barbara Windsor had never ridden a motorbike and had a
few lessons so should could for Girls, but if you watch the sequence you can
see she is not very sure of herself.