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Super

“A top interviewer”

published 30/09/2001

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I watched this programme quite often and found it to be rather entertaining, Michael Parkinson is the presenter, who interviews famous people from around the world, this programme has been going on for a while now and over the years he has interviewed so many stars from Mohammed Ali to Paul...

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Excellent

Parkinson is the consummate host

Not a thing

~ ~ Michael Parkinson, for me, is simply without an equal when it comes to chat show hosts. This 66-year-old son of a Yorkshire miner has been a journalist for 43 years, ever since he conducted his very first interview at the age of thirteen for his school magazine with a guy called Norman Bone...

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Excellent

“PARKY STILL ON TOP”

published 12/10/2000

Intelligent, informative chat

It's not long enough

The art of hosting a chat show should not be underestimated. Over the years many have tried and many have failed. Plenty of confident TV presenters, well versed in communicating on a variety of mediums have floundered when they have tried to engage celebrities in they one to one interview. A good...

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“DID I MAKE A MISTAKE”

published 29/03/2005

On terrestial television

On ITV now

*** THE SHOW *** The Parkinson chat show now on ITV between 9.35 pm and 10.45 pm, this is a new series. I normally tune in when I’ve nothing more important to do or when someone special to me is on display. Tonight’s programme features the famous US actors Goldie Hawn, John Travolta and the...

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Excellent

“Parkinson - The King”

published 02/08/2000

Informative and enjoyable

Perhaps not enough from other countries

The standard of tv chat shows can only be measured against one - Parkinson. There is no doubt that chat shows in general have been 'dumbed down' like the rest of tv. Its only when you see and hear Parky perform that realise this. Why Oh Why does it take the bringing back of Parky to prove this...

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Satisfactory

“Overrated”

published 03/01/2001

Occasionally he has good guests

His patronage of the spice girls is rather embarra...

People's perception of "Parky" seems to be crippled by inertia, he may well have been a reasonable host. But it seems recently that sheer longevity in television guarantees you some kind of career rennaissance (who knows, perhaps Dennis Nordon will be next for this). As you may have guessed I'm...

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“Parky does Posh and Becks”

published 27/09/2001

You saw the real Posh & Beck & she sang Live

I want Davids Earings !!!

The most photographed, talked about & looked at couple were looking glamours as usual when then went on Pakinson BBC1. Posh sporting a little black number, no doubt with a huge price tag & David Backham looking such a hunky monkey in his waist coat & trouse suit, & I loved his earings !!! they...

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Satisfactory

“Parkinson”

published 06/08/2005

Good guests

Biased interviewer

It seems that Parkinson is the English show that the majority of major American stars do when they are over here, and also features very well known English celebrities. However, I really don't know why Parkinson is seen as 'the' chatshow to do. Michael Parkinson is completely biased towards...

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Good

“Is Parkinson past it”

published 18/01/2001

big names in entertainment

lost the appeal that it used to have.

Parkinson seems to have lost much of it's appeal and seems to be over rated. Okay so he was the king of chat shows many years ago but it seems that the passing of time has dulled his personality and style. Yes, he can still pull in the big names but the time he gives these people seems to be...

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Excellent

“How to interview”

published 07/03/2001

great

go on forever ?

In my opinion the best interviewer on the television is , and always has been at least for the last 20 years or so, Michael Parkinson. The chap's unique brand of wit and humour has captivated millions of viewers, and the way , the technique he manages to get details ut of the celebrities he...

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Excellent

“A real classic”

published 03/12/2000

Informative, funny, interesting

Can get repetitive

With so many chat shows around at the moment, with all of those available on ex-terrestrial (ie. cable, digital, satellite etc.), they are often over-produced and made far too quickly and far too cheaply. However, this classic talk show is one of the best in my opinion, because, not only is it...

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