Left Bank’s Andy Harries and actress Olivia Colman join Red’s Nicola Shindler on Queen’s Birthday Honours list

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Andy Harries

The Crown executive producer Andy Harries and Red founder Nicola Shindler have been bestowed OBEs in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Left Bank Pictures chief executive Harries was recognised for services to film and television, while Shindler followed up her recent Bafta Special Award with an honour for services to broadcasting.

The pair were among a string of TV names handed an OBE, including Silverback Films director Alistair Fothergill (services to film) and Northern Ireland Screen chief executive Richard Williams (services to the Screen Industries in Northern Ireland).

BBC London News’ arts, culture and entertainment correspondent Brenda Emmanus and broadcasters Bettany Hughes (services to history), Griff Rhys Jones (services to the national civic society movement, charity and entertainment) and Bear Grylls (services to young people, the media and charity).

Among the recipients of the highest honours was Elan Closs Stephens, former S4C chair and Welsh representative on the BBC board, who became a dame.


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Samir Shah

Meanwhile, Juniper Television chief executive and creative director Samir Shah was given a CBE for services to television and to heritage, as was Bauer Media’s radio group managing director Dee Ford, for services to radio.

Other notable CBE recipients included actress Olivia Colman (services to drama), who is to play the Queen in series three of The Crown, and Angels Costumes chair - and former Bafta chair - Tim Angel (services to theatre, film, television and the arts).


Ofcom engineer Rashid Mustapha, who carried out the first test of small-scale digital audio broadcasting in the UK, was given an MBE for services to radio broadcasting, while BBC Radio Scotland presenter Shereen Nanjiani received one for services to broadcasting in Scotland.

Two sports names were also handed MBEs: golfer and commentator Kenneth Brown (services to sports and broadcasting) and veteran BBC snooker commentator Clive Everton (services to snooker).