Jeremy Lloyd has been awarded an OBE - Officer of the Order of the British Empire - in the 2013 New Year's Honours List, it has been announced today.
A prolific comedy writer, he is best known for his successful and long-running partnership with producer and director David Croft, who died in 2011. Together, the pair wrote comedies inlcuding long-running international smash-hit sitcoms 'Allo 'Allo! and Are You Being Served?. The honour is bestowed in recognition for services to British comedy.
Elsewhere, theatre producer Nica Burns, owner of a number of West End venues and the producer and director of the Edinburgh Comedy Award since 1984 - currently sponsored by Foster's lager - has been awarded an OBE for services to theatre.