It’s Oldie of the Year time! And our premier prize, our Lionel d’Or Oldie of the Year Award, goes to the great Lionel Blair, 90.
As Gyles Brandreth writes in his appreciation of Lionel, ‘According to Richard Ingrams, founder of this magazine, to win an Oldie of the Year award, you can’t simply be an elderly achiever: you also need to show that you still have “snap in your celery”.
‘Well, as chairman of the judges, I am happy to report that this year’s overall winner turned ninety last December and is positively bursting with snap, crackle, pop, élan, joie de vivre, panache, dash, bubble, bounce, and va-va-voom.’
Our other winners are:
Amanda Barrie and the Carry On Team - The Oldie Keep Calm and Carry On Award
Sheila Hancock and Peter Bowles win The Oldie Silver Screen Stars of the Year Award
Lady Avon wins The Oldie Who Has Seen It All Before and Worse
Desmond Morris wins The Oldie Creative Ape of the Year Award
Judith Kerr wins The Oldie Tigress We’d Like to Have to Tea Award
Margaret Calvert wins The Oldie Signwriter of the Times
To watch the full Oldie of the Year Awards CLICK HERE!