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Sir Brian Bailey, chairman, Television South West, 71; Mr Dudley Barker, writer, 84; Major Sir Shane Blewitt, Keeper of the Privy Purse, 59; Mr Humphrey Burton, artistic adviser, Barbican Centre, 63; Mr Kenneth Carlisle MP, Minister for Roads and Traffic, 53; Mr Lawrence Cunliffe MP, 65; Mr Stephen Dorrell MP, Financial Secretary, Treasury, 42; Professor Mary Douglas, anthropologist, 73; Professor Sir Raymond Firth, anthropologist, 93; Mr Nigel Forman MP, Under-Secretary, Department for Education, 51; Professor Sir Patrick Forrest, surgeon, 71; Mr Robert Fox, impresario, 42; Miss Aretha Franklin, soul singer, 52; Sir Peter Gibbings, chairman, Anglia TV, 65; Mrs Penelope Gilliatt, author, 62; Mr Paul Michael Glaser, actor, 50; Lt-Gen Sir James Glover, former Commander-in- Chief, UK Land Forces, 65; Mr David Hicks, interior designer, 65; Mr Elton John, rock singer, 47; Mr Geoffrey John, chairman, Dairy Crest, 60; The Right Rev Alwyn Rice Jones, Archbishop of Wales, 60; Mr Nick Lowe, rock performer and composer, 45; Sir Bernard Miller, former chairman, John Lewis Partnership, 90; Mr Leif Mills, general secretary, Banking, Insurance and Finance Union, 58; Lord Quinton, former chairman of the Board, British Library, 69; Miss Dorothy Squires, singer, 79; Lord Walker of Worcester, former MP, 62; Mr Michael Whitlam, director-general, British Red Cross Society, 47.
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