Queen"s birthday honours: Me a Dame! I"m thrilled but I wish my parents were here to see it

Queen"s birthday honours: Me a Dame! I"m thrilled but I wish my parents were here to see it

Me a Dame! I”m thrilled but oh how I wish my dear parents were here to see it

2:01 AM on 13th June 2011

Proud: Jenni Murray was awarded a damehood in the Queen

Proud: Jenni Murray was awarded a damehood in the Queen”s birthday honours which were announced at the weekend

Extraordinary journey: Jenni Murray has explained how she went from listening to Woman

Extraordinary journey: Jenni Murray has explained how she went from listening to Woman”s Hour as a baby to presenting the show

Previous honour: Jenni Murray shows off the OBE she was awarded in 1999 for services to radio broadcasting

Previous honour: Jenni Murray shows off the OBE she was awarded in 1999 for services to radio broadcasting

Delighted: Jenni started presenting Woman

Delighted: Jenni started presenting Woman”s Hour in 1987 and says that without doubt it is the best job in broadcasting

Favourite: Jenni says that American musician Joan Baez is the interview she remembers most fondly

Favourite: Jenni says that American musician Joan Baez is the interview she remembers most fondly