Rolf to be honoured
Harris (pictured) will be honoured by the British Academy of Film and Television with its highest award, a fellowship. The 82-yearold broadcaster, musician and artist will be recognised for his ‘‘outstanding and exceptional contribution to television’’. Australian Harris has been a regular fixture on TV screens since he signed his first deal with the BBC in 1953. He will receive his fellowship at the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards on May 27 at London’s Royal Festival Hall. Previous recipients include Lord Bragg, Richard Curtis, Sir David Jason and Sir Bruce Forsyth. Successive generations have grown up with such Harris shows as Rolf’s Cartoon Club, Rolf On Art and Animal Hospital. He also enjoyed a musical career with chart hits such as Two Little Boys and Sun Arise. In 2005, he won a commission to paint a portrait of the Queen by the BBC to celebrate her 80th birthday.