Hereford & Worcester

BBC Comedy producer Gareth Gwenlan honoured by Queen

Gareth Gwenlan
Image caption Gareth Gwenlan worked on programmes including Yes Prime Minister and To The Manor Born

A BBC comedy producer who worked on programmes including Only Fools and Horses has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday honours list.

Gareth Gwenlan, 76, who is originally from Brecon, Powys but now lives in Herefordshire, has been appointed OBE for services to broadcasting.

He said he wondered if the letter about his honour had been a prank.

"It did cross my mind when I thought of some of the japes that used to be got up to [on those shows]," he said.

Mr Gwenlan, who is a former head of comedy at BBC Wales, also worked on Yes Prime Minister, To the Manor Born and The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin.

Executive chairman of Worcester Warriors rugby club, Cecil Duckworth has been appointed a CBE for his services to charity and the community in Worcestershire. He received an OBE in 2004.

Colin Butler, from Malvern, who has volunteered at ChildLine since its inception in 1986. He was appointed a MBE for services to children.

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