Current & Future Projects
At Yorkshire tea, they’ve always done things proper. So when a vacancy appeared for new staff, they always try to find the very best talent – from the people who source their tea to their very experienced new Head of Interviews.
Come and join us for An Evening With Sir Michael Parkinson
We celebrate the life and career of a man who in over 50 years in the business, has interviewed over 2000 of the most important cultural figures of the 20th and 21st centuries and won awards for journalism, radio and television broadcasting.
In conversation with his son Mike and showing highlights from the Parkinson archive, An Evening with Sir Michael Parkinson
is a unique opportunity to get an intimate, entertaining and informative look at his remarkable journey from a pit village in Yorkshire to the top of those famous stairs whilst reliving the best moments from a show that for many defined their Saturday night.
An Evening with Sir Michael at Bolton Albert Halls on February 15th has been postponed due to illness. Sir Michael looks forward to returning shortly. In the meantime, please contact theatre direct for further details and refunds 08432 080 500.
Date: Tuesday 19th March. 19:30
Venue: National Theatre, London
Address: Upper Ground, South Bank, SE1 9PX
Contact: 020 7452 3000
George Best: A Memoir
Book released by Hodder & Stoughton @HodderBooks November 2016
George Best: A Memoir
Michael Parkinson and George Best faced one another countless times in interviews. Their conversations were mutually respectful, even intimate, yet always brimming with searching questions and revealing answers.
The great Manchester United and Northern Ireland attacker – one of the few sports personalities to merit the term ‘iconic’ – was almost always candid, lucid and self-effacing. Alcoholism had him in its grip from an early age, affecting the love affairs that fed the tabloid headlines, but there was far more to Best than booze and birds.
In George Best: A Memoir, Michael Parkinson draws upon decades of award-winning journalistic experience to re-evaluate a remarkable footballer and a damaged friend. The book weaves together recollections of when the ‘the fifth Beatle’ ensured it was Manchester, not London or Liverpool, which made the Sixties swing; of Best enjoying a carefree kickabout with the Parkinsons’ children in the family garden; and selected transcripts from their endlessly fascinating interviews.
‘Where did it all go wrong?’ is the punchline to a famous Best story. George Best: A Memoir provides Michael Parkinson’s considered response to the question while bringing fresh insight into the footballing genius that made Best one of the immortals and the self-destructive side of his character.
This is a unique eyewitness account of what many regard as the best Parkinson interviews ever.