Veteran British actress June Whitfield was honoured for her lengthy career at the U.K.'s Television and Radio Industries Club awards on Tuesday (13Mar12).
The 86 year old is a small screen favourite, appearing in popular shows including Absolutely Fabulous, and also starred in several Carry On films.
She was handed the Tric Special Award at the London ceremony in honour of her achievements.
Other winners at the event included Aussie pop star Peter Andre (Satellite/Digital TV Personality) and hit period drama Downton Abbey (HD Drama Programme of the Year).
Late actress Betty Driver, who died last year (11), was posthumously honoured with the TV Soap Personality prize for her longrunning role in Coronation Street.