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Special Date for Parky

October 10, 2008

After working on the Manchester Guardian and the Daily Express, he moved into television with Granada working on current affairs and film programmes. He began writing a weekly sports column for The Sunday Times in 1965 and presented the Parkinson chat show for 11 years.Sir Michael also had a successful career in radio, including presenting Desert Island Discs. He won a Bafta award in 1999 and was awarded a CBE and made a Fellow of the British Film Institute the following year.

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