Honorary doctorates for Joanna Lumley and Patricia Routledge

Dame Patricia Routledge brought us the character Hyacinth Bucket Credit: pa

Dame Patricia Routledge and Joanna Lumley are in Chester later being honoured by the city's university.

The actors are receiving honorary doctorates at a special graduation ceremony later at Chester Cathedral, where 791 students will be congratulated by the University's Chancellor, Dr Gyles Brandreth.

Actor Joanna Lumley Credit: pa