The New Years Honours List has been announced and it sees two veteran actresses accept a damehood; Barbara Windsor and Siân Phillips
Dame Siân Phillips is said to be 'overwhelmed' by the honour and the 82 year old former Mrs Peter O'Toole shows no signs of stopping; having appeared in the evergreen Radio 4 soap The Archers for their Calendar Girls production storyline this Christmas and touring The Importance of Being Earnest.
78 year old Dame Barbara Windsor, awarded for her services to entertainment and for her charity work, has sais she is 'proud and extremely humbled'
Also receiving awards are actors James Nesbitt and Idris Elba, who each receive the OBE, screenwriter Peter Morgan who gets a CBE, along with Falklands veteran Simon Weston, and England Lionesses Steph Houghton and Fara Williams gain an MBE.
In less good news, David Cameron (the cunt) has awarded all his Tory cronies and donors to the party gongs too. Almost 30 Tory party members or supporters are named, including a knighthood for the Australian political strategist Lynton Crosby - the man who masterminded the Tory election campaign, proving the old school tie is alive and well. These are awards not for what you do for the country, but for what you do to place your pals in privileged positions of power in the country. It stinks.