Yorkshire Tea

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.

 

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  PLEASE CONTACT FESTIVAL FOR REFUND

Date: Friday 27th September 2019 

Place: Jersey Festival of Words, Jersey, Channel Islands

Tickets: https://bit.ly/2N11dJp

Box Office:

 

Australia Tour

Date: Thursday 10th October 2019

Place: 21 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth WA 6000, Australia

Tickets:

Box Office: +61 8 9338 0300

 

Date: Tuesday 15th October 2019

Place: King William St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

Tickets: https://bit.ly/2XIj3S3

Box Office: +61 8 8216 8600

 

Date: Thursday 17th October 2019

Place: Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Tickets: https://bit.ly/2MNTIoP

Box Office: +61 2 9250 7250

 

Date: Saturday 19th October 2019

Place: Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Tickets: https://bit.ly/2MNTIoP

Box Office: +61 2 9250 7250

 

Date: Monday 21st October 2019

Place: Hamer Hall, Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Southbank VIC 3004, Australia

Tickets: https://bit.ly/2Ki65rk

Box Office: +61 3 9281 8000

 

Date: Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Place: Hamer Hall, Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Southbank VIC 3004, Australia

Tickets: https://bit.ly/2Ki65rk

Box Office: +61 3 9281 8000

 

Date: Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Place: Concert Hall, Brisbane, Cultural Precinct, Cnr Grey and Melbourne Street, South Bank 4101

Tickets: https://bit.ly/2KOrLKQ

Box Office: +61 7 3842 9595

 

Date: Thursday 24th October 2019

Place: Concert Hall, Brisbane, Cultural Precinct, Cnr Grey and Melbourne Street, South Bank 4101

Tickets: https://bit.ly/2KOrLKQ

Box Office: +61 7 3842 9595

 

Back in the UK

Date: Saturday 16th November 2019

Place: Whitehall Theatre, 12 Bellfield St, Dundee DD1 5JA

Tickets: https://bit.ly/2VAqm1j

Box Office: 01382 434 940

 

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.