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Additional Specials

  • SPECIAL 0x1 The Tommy Cooper and Frankie Howerd Interviews

    • March 27, 2012
    • BBC One

    Michael Parkinson introduces a recut of two interviews he did with Frankie Howerd during the Parkinson show series and a Christmas interview with Tommy Cooper. Frankie Howerd wanted everything scripted, resulting in an unprompted and unrehearsed interview whilst Tommy Cooper managed to run rings around a delighted Parkinson. Includes clips from Up Pompeii, The Main Attraction and The Bob Monkhouse Show.

  • SPECIAL 0x2 The Peter Ustinov Interviews

    • BBC One

  • SPECIAL 0x3 Parkinson Meets Muhammad Ali

    • August 27, 1999
    • BBC One

    Michael Parkinson searches the archives and revisits four outstanding interviews with the late boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

  • SPECIAL 0x4 Eleven Years of Parkinson

    • April 10, 1982
    • BBC One

    Eleven years, 361 shows-374 hours of television, 1,047 guests. Michael Parkinson presents a special programme which looks back at more than a decade of Britain's longest-running talk show. Among the many featured guests are: Larry Adler, Muhammad Ali, Fred Astaire, Jack Benny, Dr Jacob Bronowski, George Burns, James Cagney. Bing Crosby Dame Edith Evans Stephane Grappelli Jim Henson's Muppets, Bob Hope, Rod Hull and Emu, Shirley Maclaine, Bette Midler, Yehudi Menuhin, David Niven, Pat O'Brien, Itzhak Perlman, Peter Sellers, Sir Harold Wilson, Mike Yarwood and many others with a special musical contribution from Harry Stoneham.