Friday, 28 November 2008

Russell T. Davies Recieves OBE Russell T Davies, the TV writer who resurrected Doctor Who, has received his OBE for services to drama from the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace.

Doctor Who lead writer and executive producer Russell T Davies has been made an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Drama.

An OBE is one of the highest civilian honours available to a British subject and is awarded by the Queen, on the advice of the Government.

Russell T Davies said of his honour: "I'm delighted to accept, and I hope it does the whole industry a bit of good, for the writing of television drama to be recognised."

A BBC spokesman commented: "We are delighted for Russell - he is one of this country's greatest writers and it is fantastic that his talent has been recognised in this way."

Russell is the second Doctor Who producer to receive this award after the late Verity Lambert was awarded an OBE in 2002.

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