Royal appointment for Street stars

Coronation Street actresses Anne Reid, Barbara Knox and Eileen Derbyshire have been to Buckingham Palace today to receive their MBEs.

Anne Reid starred in the soap 40 years ago, playing Ken Barlow's doomed first wife. She has since starred opposite Victoria Wood and Daniel Craig.

Barbara Knox meanwhile has played the soap's Rita Sullivan for the past 50 years, like her co-star Eileen Derbyshire who is known to viewers as Emily Bishop.

BBC News