New Year Honours 2017, See Ken Dodd And Patricia Routledge Honoured
How Tickled He Is
As we head into 2017, veteran comic: Ken Dodd has been knighted at the age of 89 for services to entertainment and charity.
Hyacinth Would Be So Proud
Also in the 2017 honours, actress Patricia Routledge has been made a Dame for services to theatre and charity.
She is perhaps best known for her role as Hyacinth Bucket in the TV sitcom Keeping Up Appearances but has had a prolific career in theatre in the UK and on Broadway.
She said she was “very surprised indeed but very pleased that the Honour pertains to theatre”.