Dame (PROSE: Cultural Firsts) Shirley Bassey was a singer from the 20th century.
She was from Splott. (PROSE: Cultural Firsts)
The second incarnation of Iris Wildthyme resembled Bassey in her prime. Iris had a tape of Bassey singing the song What Now, My Love?. (PROSE: Bafflement and Devotion)
The Doctor once met Bassey, and experienced a similar excitement to when he confronted "real" ghosts in an underwater base, the Drum. (TV: Under the Lake)
Iris Wildthyme and Panda once attended a Shirley Bassey concert at Hampton Court Palace. (PROSE: Enter Wildthyme)
Behind the scenes Edit
In the real world Bassey grew up in Splott but was born in an adjacent community.