Sylvia Syms

The Irish Mail on Sunday - TV Week - - YOUR TV WEEK -

makes her first TV ap­pear­ance for years when she plays great-grand­mother Alice, a woman with a war­time past that comes back to haunt her, in Sky Arts drama Time­less (right). Sylvia, 80, was last seen as care- home res­i­dent Joan in award-win­ning sit­com Rev in 2011, but re­mains best known for her glam­orous days in the 50s and 60s (left) when she starred in clas­sic films such Ice Cold In Alex (1958), and for her re­cent work in The Queen (2006), in which she played The Queen Mother along­side He­len Mir­ren.

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