Such fun! Mi­randa star joins Delia at the Palace

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PA­TRI­CIA HODGE, the ac­tress whose cred­its are as di­verse as

Down­ton Abbey and Ed­ward and Mrs Simp­son, but who is best known to today’s au­di­ences for her oft-re­peated catch­phrase, “Such fun!”on the BBC com­edy

Mi­randa, was at Buck­ing­ham Palace yes­ter­day to col­lect her OBE.

Ms Hodge, who was born in Cleethor­pes and at­tended Win­tring­ham Girls’ Gram­mar School in Grimsby, made her West End de­but in the 1972 pro­duc­tion of the mu­si­cal Pip­pin, di­rected by Bob Fosse at around the same time as he was mak­ing Cabaret.

She is also known for play­ing

Cook­ing has be­come very pon­cey, very chefy. TV chef Delia Smith.

Mar­garet Thatcher in Ian Curteis’ BBC docu-drama about the Falk­lands con­flict. She was among a co­terie of celebri­ties to re­ceive hon­ours from the Queen yes­ter­day. The TV chef Delia Smith, who was made a mem­ber of the Order of the Com­pan­ions of Hon­our for ser­vices to cook­ery, said after­wards that she thought cook­ing had be­come “very poncy, very chefy”, and that she did not like the cur­rent trend for “the­atre on a plate”. “If I get one more plate put in front of me with six dots of sauce on it, I will go mad,” she said. Mean­while, the four-time Olympic cham­pion Sir Mo Farah said re­ceiv­ing his knight­hood had been an “in­cred­i­ble” mo­ment that he never imag­ined would hap­pen.

PIC­TURES: JONATHAN BRADY/PA.

HON­OURS: Clock­wise from top, ac­tress Pa­tri­cia Hodge col­lected her OBE; Delia Smith was made a mem­ber of the Order of the Com­pan­ions of Hon­our; Sir Mo Farah was knighted by the Queen.

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