Michael PARKINSON

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1935-03-28
Education Barnsley GS
Publications N/A
Recreations sport (particularly cricket and golf)
Clubs N/A
Style Sir Michael Parkinson, CBE
Career TV and radio presenter, journalist and writer; prodr/interviewer Granada TV 1963-66 (Granada's Scene, Granada in the North, World in Action, What The Papers Say), exec prodr and presenter LWT 1968-69; presenter: 24 Hours (BBC) 1966-67, Cinema (Granada TV) 1969-70, Tea Break and Where in the World (Thames TV) 1971; host: Parkinson (BBC) 1972-82 and 1998-2004 (Channel 10 and ABC Australia 1979-85), Parkinson (ITV) 2004-07; co-fndr and presenter TV-AM 1983-84; presenter: Give Us A Clue (Thames TV) 1984-92, Desert Island Discs (BBC Radio 4) 1986-88; host: Parkinson One to One (Yorkshire TV) 1987-88, Parky (Thames TV) 1989, The Michael Parkinson Show (LBC) 1990-92; presenter: Help Squad (TVS) 1991-92, Ghostwatch (BBC) 1992, Parkinson on Sport (BBC Radio 5) 1994-97, Parkinson's Sunday Supplement (BBC Radio 2) 1996-2007, My Favourite Things (BBC Radio 2) 2012-; host: Going For a Song (BBC) 1995-99, Parkinson: Masterclass (Sky Arts) 2012-; fndr Pavilion Books 1980; sometime columnist and feature writer: Sunday Times, Guardian, Daily Express, The People, The Listener, Daily Mirror, New Statesman, Mail on Sunday; currently columnist Radio Times; Sports Feature Writer of the Year (British Sports Journalism Awards) 1995, Sports Writer of the Year British Press Awards 1998, Variety Club's Media Personality of the Year 1998, Sony Radio Award for Parkinson's Sunday Supplement 1998, Comic Heritage Gold Award for Special Contribution to the World of Entertainment 1998, Yorkshire Man of The Year 1998, BASCA Gold Award 1998, National Television Awards Most Popular Talk Show for Parkinson 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001, Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Performance in Non-Acting Role 1999, Best Light Entertainment Performance BAFTA 1999, Media Soc Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Media 2000, Bernard Delfont Award for Outstanding Contibution to Showbusiness Variety Club of GB 2007; chllr Nottingham Trent Univ 2008-; Hon DUniv Humberside 1999, Hon DLitt Univ of Huddersfield 2008; fell BFI 2000
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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