Some Doctor Who alumni have been recognised in The Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Martha Jones’ baby sister, Tish, or rather actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw has been made an MBE (Member of the British Empire) for services to drama.

Comedian and writer David Walliams has been made an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for services to charity and the arts.

National treasure June Whitfield, CBE has been made a Dame for services to drama and entertainment. She is a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

Super nanny Sarah Lancashire has been made an OBE for services to drama.

Stepping away from the world of Doctor Who, Harry Potter creator JK Rowling, OBE is one of nine people named as Companion of Honour. The others include former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney and design guru Sir Terrance Conran. Illustrator, cartoonist and author Raymond Briggs, creator of The Snowman, Fungus the Bogyman, Ethel and Ernest and When The Wind Blows has been made a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for services to literature.

There are also some interesting commendations in science and technology.