Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Nicholas Parsons Interview 2019 Recovering From Fall…
Nicholas Parsons is a legend! At 95 he’s still at the top of his game. He’s the English radio & television presenter and actor.
Still entertaining millions weekly, Parsons’ long career in television, radio and theatre has made him a household name and he has been described as “the ultimate quiz show host”.
Best known today for his long-standing position as host of the comedy radio game show Just a Minute in six different decades. He’s only missed 4 episodes in 50+ years.
Parsons shot to TV fame on Sale of the Century, a show whose audience peaked at over 21 million viewers (a record for an ITV game show).
We were honoured to once again talk to Mr. Parsons in Sept 2019 following a fall on a train to the Edinburgh Festival in Aug. This is his first and exclusive interview…
Enjoy an exclusive 2019 interview with Alex & Nicholas via YouTube:
Parsons wrote an autobiography entitled The Straight Man: My Life in Comedy, which was published in 1984, and he produced a book of memoirs in 2010 called Nicholas Parsons: With Just a Touch of Hesitation, Repetition and Deviation.
He appears annually at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe presenting his comedy chat show The Happy Hour at the Cabaret Bar at the Pleasance, and has done so since 2001.
Just a Minute transferred to television in 2012 for a ten-part early-evening series to celebrate its 45th anniversary, with Parsons and regular panellist Paul Merton.
In April 2005 he was the guest presenter on the BBC comedy news show Have I Got News for You and over the next decade guested on many other television shows as a speaker and an entertainer including as Father Gorman in Marple: The Pale Horse and Celebrity Mastermind in December 2007.
Parsons is the oldest intermittent broadcaster on BBC Radio. Sir David Attenborough is the next oldest intermittent broadcaster on BBC TV and radio.
Interview by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio 29th September 2019.