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RIP Michael Parkinson 10:12 - Aug 17 with 8306 viewsted_hendrix

Bloke was a chat show legend.

My Father had a profound influence on me, he was a lunatic.

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RIP Michael Parkinson on 10:15 - Aug 17 with 4962 viewsRs_Holy

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-66411604

Oh my word .... RIP Parki ... proper legend, re-invented talk shows!
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RIP Michael Parkinson on 10:18 - Aug 17 with 4939 viewsterryb

RIP Michael.

MOTD followed by Parkinson was required viewing. His interviews with Muhammed Ali were brilliant.
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RIP Michael Parkinson on 10:19 - Aug 17 with 4931 viewsCamberleyR

The governor of the chat show. RIP Parky.

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RIP Michael Parkinson on 10:21 - Aug 17 with 4916 viewsPlanetHonneywood

That's sad, great chatshow host.

His interviews with Ali, Connolly, and even Freddie Starr, were memorable. Being allowed up to watch him was a sign you were no longer a little boy.

RIP Parky, utter ledge.

😞

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RIP Michael Parkinson on 10:25 - Aug 17 with 4859 viewsHayesender

Ah man that's sad. I miss proper chat shows with laughs and proper conversation.

All we have now it's pr××ks such as Graham Norton, Jonathan Ross, and Alan Carr

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RIP Michael Parkinson on 10:26 - Aug 17 with 4856 viewsTacticalR

His show really was an institution in the 70s (when the BBC was a much more significant institution).

Air hostess clique

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RIP Michael Parkinson on 10:28 - Aug 17 with 4820 viewssprocket

RIP - such a wonderful host and personality
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RIP Michael Parkinson on 10:31 - Aug 17 with 4783 viewsdaveB

as a kid i knew him more from Give us a Clue which I absolutely loved

His chat shows were so good though
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RIP Michael Parkinson on 10:31 - Aug 17 with 4772 viewsBrianMcCarthy

We were chatting about him on here recently.

The best interviewer in many eyes, mine included. Supremely gifted and superbly researched. It helped that he was a lovely and likeable gentleman.

His sports columns for the Daily Telegraph were also masterful.

An artist.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam árd-uasal.

RIP Parky.

"Sport is not war, or death, or famine – it’s not that at all. It’s the opposite of that. It’s to persuade us of a life outside of that… that’s why sport is important.”

"The opposite of love, after all, is not hate, but indifference."
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RIP Michael Parkinson on 10:36 - Aug 17 with 4721 viewsfrancisbowles

Great host, asked the right questions and allowed the guests to answer. The guests seemed to be queuing up to get on and not only when they had a new product to mention.

A great sports fan and reporter, never missed an opportunity to name check Barnsley the town and the club.
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RIP Michael Parkinson on 10:45 - Aug 17 with 4637 viewsstevec

RIP Michael Parkinson on 10:36 - Aug 17 by francisbowles

Great host, asked the right questions and allowed the guests to answer. The guests seemed to be queuing up to get on and not only when they had a new product to mention.

A great sports fan and reporter, never missed an opportunity to name check Barnsley the town and the club.


In one.

An interviewer who let people talk, a rare gift.

RIP Parky
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RIP Michael Parkinson on 10:45 - Aug 17 with 4637 viewsSnipper

Genuinely sad to hear this.

He was the best interviewer.

Rest in Peace, Parky.
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RIP Michael Parkinson on 10:49 - Aug 17 with 4585 viewslightwaterhoop

Very sad.I remember his interviews with all the old Hollywood legends.



RIP Michael
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RIP Michael Parkinson on 11:08 - Aug 17 with 4429 viewsqprxtc

Meg Ryan will be happy.

Cheers Parky. Enjoyed staying up late for you, Match of the Day and Starsky and Hutch on Saturday nights.
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RIP Michael Parkinson on 11:16 - Aug 17 with 4383 viewsBoston

So many entertaining shows. There's no beating quality.

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RIP Michael Parkinson on 11:19 - Aug 17 with 4371 viewsSonofpugwash

R.I.P Parky.


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RIP Michael Parkinson on 11:51 - Aug 17 with 4298 viewsngbqpr


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RIP Michael Parkinson on 11:54 - Aug 17 with 4285 viewsjohnhoop

As a cricket mad teenager in the 1960’s I found his columns in the Sunday Times about League cricket in Yorkshire to be absolutely hilarious and he brought the characters he described to life so vividly.
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RIP Michael Parkinson on 11:59 - Aug 17 with 4264 viewsJevlar

In a former working life I worked in TV. Very early in my career as a runner on a TV programme I had to look after Parky. I was a bit nervous dealing with him but he was a total gent. I asked him if needed anything, which given the way celebs can be could lead to quite the demand, and all he asked for was a pillow for his sore back and a cup of tea. RIP Parky. Top man.
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RIP Michael Parkinson on 11:59 - Aug 17 with 4261 viewsSydneyRs

Sad news this. A legend. Simply the best.

RIP Parky.
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RIP Michael Parkinson on 12:22 - Aug 17 with 4171 viewsloftboy

His interview with Ali was brilliant.

favourite cheese mature Cheddar. FFS there is no such thing as the EPL
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RIP Michael Parkinson on 12:33 - Aug 17 with 4119 viewsNov77

I would rather watch old reruns of parky’s show than ANY chat show that is currently on the telly.

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RIP Michael Parkinson on 12:41 - Aug 17 with 4066 viewsR_from_afar

RIP Michael Parkinson on 11:54 - Aug 17 by johnhoop

As a cricket mad teenager in the 1960’s I found his columns in the Sunday Times about League cricket in Yorkshire to be absolutely hilarious and he brought the characters he described to life so vividly.


Funny you should mention that because I was just going to say that he was a very talented cricketer in his youth and that I have read a hilarious book by him about his cricket career. I read his book umpteen times, here's a link to it, it is a cracker:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cricket-Mad-Michael-Parkinson/dp/0099081407

He also wrote a similar book about his footballing exploits, "Football Daft," but I think the cricket one is better. He's very self-deprecating.

A sad loss, RIP.

"Things had started becoming increasingly desperate at Loftus Road but QPR have been handed a massive lifeline and the place has absolutely erupted. it's carnage. It's bedlam. It's 1-1."

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RIP Michael Parkinson on 13:12 - Aug 17 with 3952 viewsflynnbo

A legend and a classy, humble man who was master of his trade. RIP Parky.
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RIP Michael Parkinson on 14:06 - Aug 17 with 3824 viewsw7r

Did anyone catch LBC's Shelagh Fogarty speaking with Parky's oldest mate Dickie Bird just before 2pm today?

Such a moving piece, a couple of proper old mates, poor fella was weeping, sounds like they had a real love for each other.

He was the absolute master of his craft - RIP Parky.
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