I confess to an Anglophile's interest with the Honours list each year. Scrolling the new list I was pleased to see Penelope Anne Constance Keith listed. I will watch To the Manor Born any time, any where. Mary Rosamund Briggs, Chief Executive, Seven Stories, The Centre for Children's Books is also to be honored. I hope I get to visit there someday.
Other familiar names to me: George Shearing, Roderick David Stewart, John Wood (whose link in IMDB helped me discover they ARE making more episodes of Lewis!!!--Happy New Year indeed!) and Alexander McCall Smith (have never been able to finish one of his books, alas) and James Hugh Callum Laurie.