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Saturday, June 13, 1998 Published at 08:01 GMT 09:01 UK

Barry Norman's turn to pick up an award

Movie officionado Barry Norman gets a CBE

Movie expert Barry Norman, who has presented the BBC's Film series for 26 years, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Norman, who has built up a reputation as one of the most informed and eloquent voices of the film industry, spent the early years of his career in Fleet Street.

He worked for 15 years at the Daily Mail newspaper, where he became showbusiness editor, before moving to The Times and then eventually to the BBC.

Norman last week announced that he was ending his time with the BBC, to work for Sky television.

Another veteran BBC presenter, disc jockey John Peel, was also awarded an OBE.

Peel, whose real name is John Ravenscroft, has been a radio presenter for over 30 years and has worked for BBC Radio One since its launch in 1967. He is the only DJ remaining from the original line-up of presenters.

He began working in radio in Dallas, USA, but before long had landed himself a full-time DJ position back home at the pirate radio station, Radio London.

Peel has always been a pioneer of getting underground music and obscure acts radio airplay, and is well known for his undying devotion to the band, The Fall.

Didn't they do well?

The entertainer, Bruce Forsyth, well known as the host of the Generation Game quiz show, has been awarded an OBE.

Forsyth, 70, was known for his comedy song-and-dance routines and catchphrases such as "nice to see you to see you nice" and "didn't he do well?"

Actress June Whitfield, known for her roles in the 1970s hit comedy, "Terry and June", and more recently "Absolutely Fabulous", has been awarded a CBE to add to her OBE.

Dancer Wayne Sleep gets an OBE along with the composer, Richard Stilgoe, who has worked on the musicals Cats, Phantom of the Opera and Starlight Express.

The director of The Full Monty, Peter Cattaneo, and the theatre legend, Peter Brook, have both been honoured with an MBE.

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