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6/16/2007 07:36:00 pm - Reported by DWNP Archive

June 16, 2007 • Posted By John Bowman
A number of actors from the classic era of Doctor Who have received awards in the 2007 Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Peter Sallis, 87, who played Penley in The Ice Warriors, has been awarded an OBE for services to drama. Sallis is famous for voicing Wallace in the Wallace and Gromit films co-written by classic series writer Bob Baker.

Carmen Munroe, who was Fariah in The Enemy of the World, also receives an OBE for services to drama.

Sylvia Syms, 73, who portrayed Mrs Pritchard in Ghost Light, gets an OBE for services to drama and charity.

Glen Murphy, who was Dibber in The Trial of a Time Lord, is made an MBE for charitable services.

Footnote: Original series producer Verity Lambert was awarded an OBE for services to film and television production in the 2002 New Year Honours List. Also receiving an OBE in that list was Roy Clarke, creator of BBC comedy seriesLast of the Summer Wine, which stars . . . Peter Sallis!

Additional information from David Masters and Daniel Clements.