Birthday Honours recipients (clockwise from top left) Rowan Atkinson, Adele, Anish Kapoor, Brendan Barber, PJ Harvey, Tony Robinson
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Birthday Honours: 'Real' people alongside celebrities

Blackadder actor Tony Robinson has been knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours on a list that also includes his co-star Rowan Atkinson.

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

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

A total of 1,180 people are named on the Birthday Honours list, with 72% of the recipients people who are actively engaged in charitable or voluntary work within their local communities.

Lizo Mzimba reports.

  • 14 Jun 2013
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