Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Michael Parkinson Exclusive Life Story Interview…..
Michael Parkinson is one of the most loved and respected BBC presenters of all time.
In July 2013 Parky announced he was fighting cancer and has since fully recovered.
In a rare, in-depth and exclusive interview Parky talks about his remarkable life, career, childhood and mega-stardom interviewing the biggest Stars on the planet.
Parkinson was Alex Belfield’s idol and inspired him to become an interviewer. His relaxed, celebratory & uplifting style is inspirational.
Enjoy a rare & exclusive 2 part interview recorded for the BBC.
There’s no question Parky is the greatest interviewer of all time.
Now it is time to hear his life story….
We hope you enjoyed Belfield’s Exclusive interview with Alex Belfield
Parkinson, or “Parky” as he is known, was born in the village of Cudworth, South Riding of Yorkshire, England.
The son of a miner, he was educated at Barnsley Grammar School and passed two O-Levels: in Art and English Language.
He was a club cricketer, and both he and his opening partner at Barnsley Cricket Club, Dickie Bird, had trials for Yorkshire together with Geoffrey Boycott.
He once kept Boycott out of the Barnsley Cricket team by scoring a century and 50 in two successive matches.
Parkinson began as a journalist on local newspapers, and his Yorkshire background and accent remain part of his appeal.
He worked as a features writer for the Manchester Guardian, working alongside Michael Frayn, and later on the Daily Express in London.
In the course of his two years’ National Service he was commissioned and became Britain’s youngest army captain. He served during the Suez Operation in November 1956
Recorded 2011 for the BBC and Celebrity Radio by Alex Belfield.