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Lord Birkett, film producer, 64; Col John Blashford-Snell, adventurer and Defence Staff officer, 57; Mr William Bowman, Chairman, Covent Garden Market Authority, 61; Mr Eddie Brigati, rock singer, 47; Mr Louis Carus, former Principal, Birmingham School of Music, 66; Mrs Barbara Craig, former Principal, Somerville College, Oxford, 78; Mlle Catherine Deneuve, actress, 50; Professor Charlotte Erickson, historian, 70; Maj-Gen Lord Michael Fitzalan Howard, former Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps, 77; Miss Joan Fontaine, actress, 76; Lady Fox, editor, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, 65; Mr Mike Hendrick, cricketer, 45; Miss Irene Hindmarsh, former Principal, St Aidan's College, Durham, 70; Mr Derek Jacobi, actor, 55; Mrs Doris Lessing, novelist, 74; Mr Donald McIntyre, operatic bass singer, 59; Mr Kelvin MacKenzie, editor, the Sun, 47; Mr Robert Rauschenberg, pop artist, 68; Mr James Sharples, Chief Constable of Merseyside, 50; Mr Michael Stoute, racehorse trainer, 48; Vice-Admiral Sir FitzRoy Talbot, 84; Mr Arthur Thatcher, former Director of Censuses, 67; Vice-Admiral Sir Hugo White, former Flag Officer, Scotland and Northern Ireland, 54; Mr James White, chairman, Ashley Group, 56; Admiral Sir David Williams, former Governor of Gibraltar, 72; Professor Sir David Williams, former Vice- Chancellor, Cambridge University, 63; Professor John Wing, psychiatrist, 70.