Sir Michael Parkinson RIP

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Sir Michael Parkinson RIP

Post by WA Hoop » Thu Aug 17, 2023 9:35 am

Sadly the legendary Parky has left us. Required viewing back in the day.

RIP Sir Michael Parkinson

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-66411604
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Re: Sir Michael Parkinson RIP

Post by 222gers » Thu Aug 17, 2023 5:23 pm

WA Hoop wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2023 9:35 am
Sadly the legendary Parky has left us. Required viewing back in the day.

RIP Sir Michael Parkinson

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-66411604
Never been a TV person myself but just saw the 6 o'clock news - amazing the people he had on his shows. Even Fred Astaire and James Cagney.
RIP Michael.

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Re: Sir Michael Parkinson RIP

Post by 222gers » Thu Aug 17, 2023 9:00 pm

Just watched 50 years of Parkinson. He was quite something wasn't he ?

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Re: Sir Michael Parkinson RIP

Post by Nw6ranger » Thu Aug 17, 2023 11:18 pm

Rip fella.

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Re: Sir Michael Parkinson RIP

Post by WA Hoop » Fri Aug 18, 2023 2:02 am

222gers wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2023 9:00 pm
Just watched 50 years of Parkinson. He was quite something wasn't he ?
The epitome of a consummate professional broadcaster. Parky always researched his guests thoroughly and unlike today's 'chat shows' the guests weren't there to answer banal pre-agreed questions and for promotion purposes.

I believe he also once played a decent standard of cricket alongside Geoff Boycott & Dickie Bird at Barnsley Cricket Club.
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