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Sir Michael Parkinson

Sir Michael Parkinson CBE

Sir Michael Parkinson CBE joins us as our Desert Island “castaway” in 2015.

Michael Parkinson was born into a Yorkshire mining family. Educated at Barnsley Grammar School, he obtained two O-levels in English Language and Art. Michael began his journalistic career by working on local newspapers in Yorkshire, before going on to work on the prestigious Manchester Guardian. He then moved to London to pursue a career in Fleet Street and worked as a features writer on the Daily Express newspaper.

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Sir Michael presented the “Official” BBC “Desert Island Discs” programme following Roy Plomley’s death in May 1985 and between 1986 and 1988, he presented nearly 100 programmes. He was a castaway on the show in 1972, and the BBC has 10 minutes of the programme available in the Desert Island Discs archive here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/p009nc3n.