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Parkinson

Parkinson Meets Michael Crawford

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 4 months

Chat show hosted by Michael Parkinson with special guest Michael Crawford, looking at his life and career. Michael performs Music of the Night from Phantom of the Opera.

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Michael Crawford

Parkinson

Peter Ustinov

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 3 months

In a selection of highlights from Sir Peter Ustinov's appearances on his show, Michael Parkinson looks back at a multi-talented writer, director, actor and ambassador for Unicef. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Peter Ustinov

Duration: 52 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Victoria Wood serves up a large helping of Christmas comedy, with an impressive list of celebrities appearing in a wide range of pastiches. Show more

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Available for 3 months

Sir Michael Parkinson looks back over his 50 years as a broadcaster, revealing some tricks of the interview trade and remembering some of his favourite encounters. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Ian Denyer
Executive Producer:
Lucy Ansbro
Executive Producer:
Mike Parkinson

Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Tess Daly hosts a tribute to one of Britain's best-loved entertainers, Sir Bruce Forsyth, featuring music, dance and personal tributes from a wealth of stars. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tess Daly
Executive Producer:
Guy Freeman
Series Producer:
Cerrie Frost
Production Manager:
Caroline Lloyd
Performer:
Shirley Bassey
Performer:
Alexandra Burke
Performer:
Michael Ball
Performer:
Alfie Boe
Performer:
Adam Garcia
Performer:
David Arch
Participant:
Elton John
Participant:
Lenny Henry
Participant:
Michael Parkinson
Participant:
Dame Joan Collins
Participant:
Dec Donnelly
Participant:
Ant McPartlin
Participant:
Anton Du Beke
Participant:
Claudia Winkleman
Participant:
Paul Merton
Participant:
Jon Culshaw
Participant:
Lord Sugar
Participant:
Bradley Walsh
Participant:
Rosmarie Ford
Participant:
Arlene Phillips
Participant:
Len Goodman

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two England

A tribute to the man behind the success of Morecambe and Wise, the Two Ronnies and the Generation Game, entertainment impresario Sir Bill Cotton, who died in 2008. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Ronnie Corbett
Participant:
Michael Parkinson
Participant:
Bruce Forsyth
Participant:
David Frost
Participant:
Michael Palin
Executive Producer:
Karen Steyn

VE Day 70

Episode 1: Remembering Victory

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Seventy years on, some of Britain's best-loved entertainers and broadcasters recall the jubilation of VE Day and the years that followed. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Julie Walters
Participant:
David Attenborough
Participant:
Johnny Ball
Participant:
Honor Blackman
Participant:
Jilly Cooper
Participant:
John Craven
Participant:
Bruce Forsyth
Participant:
Cleo Laine
Participant:
Kenny Lynch
Participant:
Miriam Margolyes
Participant:
Michael Parkinson
Participant:
Leslie Phillips
Participant:
Anne Reid
Participant:
Esther Rantzen
Participant:
Patrick Stewart
Participant:
Una Stubbs
Participant:
June Whitfield
Producer:
Mary Cranitch
Director:
Mary Cranitch
Executive Producer:
Chris Granlund
Production Manager:
Michelle Clinton
Production Coordinator:
Josef d'Bache-Kane

Series

VE Day 70

Parkinson: The Interviews

Series 1

Episode 6: Kenneth Williams

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

In this compilation of clips from five of his eight appearances on Parkinson, Kenneth Williams gives vent to his dislike of theatre critics. Show more

Top Gear

Series 12

Episode 1

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Available for years

Motoring news and views. The team each buy a second-hand lorry, Jeremy tests a scary Porsche 911 on the track, and Michael Parkinson is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jeremy Clarkson
Presenter:
Richard Hammond
Presenter:
James May
Star in a Reasonably Priced Car:
Michael Parkinson
Executive Producer:
Andy Wilman

Saturday Live

Sir Michael Parkinson, Martin Carthy, Kiki Dee

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Live from Scarborough with Sir Michael Parkinson, folk legend Martin Carthy, surfer Tori Gower and Jennifer Dunne on the Dinosaur coast. With Inheritance Tracks from Kiki Dee. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Michael Parkinson
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Carthy
Interviewed Guest:
Tori Gower
Interviewed Guest:
Jennifer Dunne
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Davis
Interviewed Guest:
Kiki Dee
Performer:
Martin Carthy
Producer:
Louise Corley

Home Comforts at Christmas

Episode 1: Miraculous Make Aheads

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

TV chef James Martin gets ahead for Christmas, providing lots of clever tips and tricks to save time and stress on the big day.

Contributors

Presenter:
James Martin
Participant:
Annie Gray
Participant:
Ivan Day
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Parkinson
Executive Producer:
Jeff Anderson
Series Producer:
Nicola Kingscote

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Michael Parkinson looks back at his 1972 interview with comedy duo Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, which sees the pair speaking about their pasts, their heroes and their friendship. Show more

Parkinson: The Interviews

Series 2

Ingrid Bergman

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Michael Parkinson looks back on his meeting with Ingrid Bergman - an actress he confesses to falling in love with the first time he saw her on screen at his local cinema.