Steven Moffat, Doctor Who showrunner, is to be honoured by the Queen with an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for services to the world of drama. The announcement was made in the Queen’s traditional birthday honours list. In a fairly diplomatic response to the award, Steven told the BBC:
I never thought I would get something like this. I’m astonished and more thrilled than I ever thought someone like me would be. I’m not the least bit cynical, or the least bit trying to be cool about it. I’m just really, really happy.
The Director of BBC Wales, Rhodri Talfan Davies, voiced congratulations to Moffat saying just how much he deserved the recognition:
We’re thrilled to see Steven’s creative brilliance being recognised today. Not only has he enthralled countless millions of viewers across the world, he has helped rocket-boost the Welsh creative sector, inspiring a new generation of talent here in Wales to make their mark on the global stage. I’m so delighted to see his remarkable achievements being honoured.