Special Date for Parky
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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