Parky RIP

Sir Michael Parkinson: Chat show host dies aged 88 Sir Michael Parkinson: Chat show host dies aged 88 - BBC News

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Oh that is sad news. An essential part of Saturday night viewing as I grew up. Might have to go and rewatch his interviews with Billy Connolly

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Another Saturday night viewer, an age when the guests were not there to just plug their latest work.

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Another fan of the Saturday night show here.
So many memorable interviews both extremely funny (Billy; Rod Hull etc) and excruciating (Meg Ryan) to name just a few.
TV worth watching in an age where the questions weren’t passed through a “Woke Generation” filter before and after recording.
RIP Sir Michael☹️

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R.I.P Parky…….you made it look easy.

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A class act.

RIP

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Just read the news, he’s been apart of my life as long as I can remember. Damn the Queen and now Parkinson. Rest in peace. :frowning:

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Michael Parkinson managed to convey a sense of being genuinely interested in the interviewee, hence they would often relax and open up more readily to his questions, the various appearances by Cassius Clay / Muhammad Ali as a case in point.

Thanks for all the laughs,

R.I.P. Parky.

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He’s interviews with Billy Connelly are some of the funniest things I’ve seen on tv. Loved his cricket as well.

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Legend is often overused in the world today Parky was one for sure

Whit, insightful, intelligent, he had everything and the interviews still stand up today

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RIP Sir Michael Parkinson

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Parky had a show here in the early 80s.

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Used to enjoy his Sunday show on Radio 2 too.

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Very sad news. I have to confess that when I heard the news this morning whilst driving, the first image that came into my head was that of Emu.

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The prickly ones with Ken Williams were quite funny too.

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Sadly missed … and he loved his Yorkshire cricket.

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The word legend is much overused but applies to probably the greatest interviewer we will see in our lifetime. Charming, sharp and let his guests tell their story in their own way. I heard an interview with Dicky Bird the cricket umpire who was a lifelong friend, expplaining that he had a final telephone conversation with Parky yesterday. Very moving.

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Very sad news & as others have already posted, classy interviews without fluff (or not too much anyway) from a time now sadly passed. RIP

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Sad news. Parky was actually a good journalist, and he possessed that rare gift, of being able to listen. He was good at most things he put his hand to, although he was rubbish as host on Desert Island Discs, for some strange reason.

It’s a pity that despite his good work over the decades, he will be most likely be remembered for THAT encounter with THAT malevolent bird. However it is still one of THE great moments in TV history. Still makes me laugh whenever I see it.

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Very, very sad news.

He conducted some legendary interviews over the years. Those with The Big Yin and Rod Hull are among the great things ever broadcast

Parky was always immaculately prepared for his interviewees. I don’t know if that was down to himself, or whether he had a crack team backing him up.

I hope that the Beeb will re-show some of the interviews.

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