Oxford Mail article about Graeme's OBE
13/06/2011 18:15 GMT
Posted by lisa
The full article appears at http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/9079947.Oxfam_chief_is_awarded_OBE/. Following is the excerpt about Graeme.
Comedian Graeme Garden gave himself a gong in an episode of hit 1970s show The Goodies and now he has a real one.
Mr Garden, 68, from Enstone, near Chipping Norton, now has an OBE, for services to light entertainment.
He lives with his wife Emma and the couple have a son Tom, 26.
Mr Garden, who is in the middle of recording a new series of the Radio 4 show Sorry, I Havenít A Clue, also has a son and a daughter from his first marriage.
He said: ďThis is a great honour. When The Goodies was on, I awarded myself an OBE on one of the shows to tease Bill Oddie, who had been recognised for his wildlife work, so itís great to finally get a real one.Ē
Mr Garden, who suffered heart problems several years ago, gives talks to help fundraising efforts for the Oxford Heart Centre.