Armando Iannucci gets OBE for services to broadcasting

Armando Iannucci created The Thick of It and also worked on The Day Today and I'm Alan Partridge. Credit: PA

Writer, producer and performer Armando Iannucci was made an OBE for services to broadcasting today.

He received the honour from the Prince of Wales, during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Iannucci, who has famously poked fun at the British establishment during his career, described the recognition as "slightly surreal, a little bit hilarious", but "also quite moving."