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Parkinson

Year:
Duration:
50 min
Genres:
Comedy | Music | Talk-Show
IMDB rate:
7.9
Awards:
4 wins & 8 nominations
Details
Country: UK
Release Date: 2000-01-04
Filming Locations: The London Studios, Upper Ground, South Bank, Lambeth, London, England, UK
Cast
Actor
Character
Michael Parkinson
Himself - Host (292 episodes, 1971-2007)
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Trivia
This programme was not broadcast between 1983 and 1997.
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Parkinson revealed that Barbra Streisand was never interviewed because she insisted on setting the questions and that the interview would have to take place in America.
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In 1978, Michael Parkinson and his producer, John Fisher, proposed changing the series into a five-night-a-week series as a replacement for the current affairs series Tonight (1975), which was producing disappointing ratings. Although this proposal was supported by BBC One Controller Bill Cotton, the Managing Director of Television Alasdair Milne and the Director-General of the BBC, Ian Trethowan, the BBC's Board of Governors objected to it, considering it a "trivialisation of the airwaves" because Parkinson's series had always been made by the BBC's light entertainment department and was therefore judged as an unsuitable replacement for Tonight (1975). The proposal had also been opposed by the National Union of Journalists and politicians such as Dennis Skinner.
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