Letter: Sir Michael Parkinson obituary


Throughout a short break from his meteoric chat present fame on the BBC, Michael Parkinson hosted a weekly radio programme in regards to the motion pictures on LBC, unsurprisingly titled Parkinson’s Image Present.

I used to be employed because the “Across the UK studios correspondent”, a moderately thankless activity, because the movie trade in Britain was at a really low ebb on the time. Nonetheless, following my inevitably transient roundup every week, Parky would generously maintain me on within the studio to take pleasure in some shared time together with his star visitors.

These included on one event a reasonably pickled Oliver Reed who, whereas being grilled by the host about his newest display screen function, started to take his trousers off. Parky was fairly unfazed by this, merely reminding Reed gently that as this was radio such a provocation can be solely misplaced on listeners.


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