Nice to see you, to see you knight!
Arise Sir Brucie! Light entertainment king Bruce Forsyth has received a long-awaited knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
The 83-year-old Strictly Come Dancing host's prime-time TV career spanning more than half a century is recognised after years of campaigning by fans, including 73 MPs who signed a parliamentary Early Day Motion calling for the award.
Admitting he feared he might never get the honour, a delighted Sir Bruce said he could not wait to call his wife "my lady".
A CBE goes to Colin Firth, giving him a chance to ask the Queen in person what she thought of his Oscar-winning performance as her father George VI in The King's Speech.
Singer Bryan Ferry, whose hits with Roxy Music include Love Is The Drug and Virginia Plain, said it was a "great honour" to be awarded a CBE.
England's Ashes-winning cricketers are honoured with OBEs for captain Andrew Strauss, 34, and coach Andy Flower, 43, and an MBE for player of the series Alastair Cook, 26.
OBEs go to Graeme Garden, 68, and Tim Brooke-Taylor, 70, creators of much-loved madcap 1970s TV series The Goodies with Bill Oddie, 69, who received his OBE in 2003. The trio used to poke fun at the Government's readiness to hand out OBEs in the 1960s, and Garden joked: "It's quite ironic considering how rude we were about the honours all those years ago."
Other broadcasters honoured include BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour presenter Jenni Murray, 61, who is made a dame, and BBC Radio 2 DJ "Whispering" Bob Harris, 65, who gets an OBE. Actor Bernard Cribbins, 82, who narrated cult children's show The Wombles and appeared in several Carry On films, said he was "completely gobsmacked" to be awarded an OBE.
IVF pioneer Professor Robert Edwards, 85, is knighted eight months after being awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine for his work that led to the birth in 1978 of Louise Brown, the world's first test-tube baby.
In business and the City, knighthoods go to Bank of England governor Mervyn King, 63, and Brian Souter, 56, chief executive of Perth-based international transport group Stagecoach, while Sainsbury's chief executive Justin King, 50, is given a CBE.