IT WAS a case of arise Sir Baldrick today as Blackadder actor Tony Robinson received a knighthood.
Robinson, who starred as dimwit Baldrick in the hit 1980s BBC comedy, was honoured for his public and political service.
And the Timeteam presenter trumped his former co-star Rowan Atkinson, who was made CBE for his services to drama and charity.
Truck firm boss and former Dragon's Den star Hilary Devey, who lived in a wing of Rangemore Hall in Staffordshire, was made CBE for her services to the transport industry and charity.
Sculptor Anish Kapoor, former TUC boss Brendan Barber and genetic scientist Prof Mike Stratton were among others knighted.
Skyfall singer Adele added another award to her collection as she was made MBE.
Golfer Paul Lawrie, the 1999 Open winner, was made OBE along with sports presenter Clare Balding.
The OBE was also given to Wendy Parry, whose 12-year-old son Tim was killed alongside three-yearold Johnathan Ball in the Warrington bomb blasts on March 20, 1993.
MBEs went to singer and broadcaster Aled Jones and singer- songwriter PJ Harvey, as well as comedian Rob Brydon, actor, director and playwright David Haig, and author Joanne Harris.
(c) 2013 Evening Mail; Birmingham (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.
A service of YellowBrix, Inc.
Most Popular Stories
- Tablets, Cars Drive AT&T Gains
- 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata Is Fast and Eager
- Small Businesses Add 3 More Worries to Their List
- DOMA Tech Adding Jobs to Process VA Claims
- Apple Warns of China iCloud Attack
- Job Hunting Is Hard Work
- Tech Firms Flock to LA's 'Silicon Beach'
- Stocks Subdued After Gains Earlier in Week
- Ford, GM Expect to Report Strong Profits
- Consumer Prices Edge Up, Surprising Economists