It has been announced that Raymond Briggs has been awarded the CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2017.

Sir Paul McCartney, knighted 20 years ago, has now become a Companion of Honour in the same list. Sir Paul McCartney wrote and performed the song In The Blink Of An Eye which is played over the end credits of Ethel and Ernest.


Raymond Briggs examining a mural of his work when he visited the Komedia cinema in Brighton. He was there for a Q&A and screening of Ethel and Ernest. The mural was made by cinema staff member Nina Cornwall.