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 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.


Date: Friday 15th February 2019

Place: Harrogate Theatre, Royal Hall, 6 Oxford St, Harrogate HG1 1QF

Tickets: http://bit.do/eJdf3

Box Office: 01423 502116 or boxoffice@harrogatetheatre.co.uk


Date: Monday 18th February 2019

Place: The Princess Alexandra Auditorium, Yarm School, Yarm TS15 9EJ

Tickets: http://bit.do/eJdgv

Box Office: 01642 792587


Date: Tuesday 19th February 2019

Place: Grand Opera House, Clifford St, York YO1 9SW

Tickets: http://bit.do/eJdha

Box Office: 0844 871 7615


Date: Thursday 21st February 2019

Place: Kings Theatre 24 Albert Rd, Portsmouth, Southsea PO5 2QJ

Tickets: http://bit.do/eJdmr

Box Office: 023 9282 8282


Date: Sunday 12th May 2019 – Carlos Acosta CBE

Mike Parkinson also known as Parky Jnr will be in conversation with Carlos Acosta CBE the Cuban born ballet dancer who has danced with many companies including the English National Ballet, National Ballet of Cuba, Houston Ballet and American Ballet Theatre.  He was a permanent member of The Royal Ballet between 1998 and 2015.

Carlos came to prominence in the early 1990s while still in his teens, and North American and European dance companies began offering him lead romantic roles over the next decade.  With his fabled grace and athleticism, he has earned comparisons to Mikhail Baryshnikov or Rudolf Nureyev.

Place: Theatre Royal Haymarket, 18 Suffolk St, London SW1Y 4HT

Tickets: http://bit.do/eJdko

Box Office: 020 7930 8800


Date: Thursday 23rd May 2019

Place: Grand Opera House, Clifford St, York YO1 9SW

Tickets: http://bit.do/eJdiX

Box Office: 0844 871 7615


Date: Saturday 1st June 2019

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

Tickets: http://bit.do/eJdi7

Box Office: 01382 434 940


Date: Sunday 9th June 2019

Place: King’s Lynn Corn Exchange, Tuesday Market Pl, King’s Lynn PE30 1JW

Tickets: http://bit.do/eJdjk

Box Office:01553 764864


Date: Monday 10th June 2019

Place: St Helens Theatre Royal, Corporation St, Saint Helens WA10 1LQ

Tickets: http://bit.do/eJdjy

Box Office: 01744 756 000




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.