Mark Solomons

In praise of Michael Parkinson

He never made his interviews about himself

  • From Spectator Life
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Different generations will have different memories of Sir Michael Parkinson, who has died aged 88. If you’re a little older, you’ll remember that Parkinson led a golden age of chat shows when they were about the guests rather than the host. He was a master of the art and, though famous, never came across as a celebrity interviewing other celebrities.

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