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Mr Paul Barker, writer and broadcaster, 58; Vice-Admiral Sir Stephen Berthon, 71; Mr Ken Biggs, headmaster, Chew Valley School, 50; Mr Alan Brooker, chairman, Kode International, 62; Miss Antonia Byatt, writer, 57; Mr Charles Causley, poet and broadcaster, 76; Mr Carlo Curley, organist, 41; Sir James Duncan, chairman, Transport Development Group, 66; Mr Clifford Forsythe MP, 64; Sir Michael Franklin, former senior civil servant, 66; Mr Stephen Fry, actor and writer, 36; Mrs Mildred Gordon MP, 70; Lt-Col Sir John Johnston, former Comptroller, Lord Chamberlain's Office, 71; Mr Richard Meale, composer, 61; The Right Rev Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, Roman Catholic Bishop of Arundel and Brighton, 61; Brigadier Frank Stafford, former overseas administrator, 98; Sir Graham Swanwick, former High Court judge, 87; Mr John Sykes MP, 37; Mr Sam Torrance, golfer, 40; Mr Hugh Wright, chief master, King Edward's School, Birmingham, 55.