Women land majority of NY honours
7 January 2014 Last updated at 23:59 GMT
Actresses Angela Lansbury and Penelope Keith become dames in the New Year's Honours list, which features a record-breaking proportion of women.
For the first time, women make up the majority of the recipients, who also include football boss Karren Brady and Ruth Jones, the co-creator of TV series Gavin and Stacey.
Lizo Mzimba reports.