Friday, June 14, 2013

Queen's Birthday Honours: Adele joins Blackadder stars on list (BBC News)

Birthday Honours recipients include Rowan Atkinson, Adele, Anish Kapoor, Brendan Barber, PJ Harvey and Tony Robinson

Sir Tony is famed for his role as long-suffering manservant Baldrick to Atkinson's Blackadder character on the BBC historical comedy series and his catchphrase "I have a cunning plan".

He is recognised for his public and political work, while Atkinson's CBE is for services to drama and charity.

Sculptor Anish Kapoor and former secretary general of the TUC, Brendan Barber, are among the other knights.

Chart-topper Adele follows up her best song Oscar win with an MBE, and the same honour goes to singer-songwriter PJ Harvey and comedian Rob Brydon.

There are OBEs for broadcaster Clare Balding, actor,golfer Paul Lawrie, Red Bull Formula One team principal Christian Horner and novelist Jackie Collins.

Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson
Blackadder stars Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson are reunited on the Honours List


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