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Michael Parkinson talks to Mike Parkinson

My Sporting Life: Memories, Moments and Declarations

Hay Festival 2023, 

To mark the publication of his latest book, a collection of his best sport writings alongside new thoughts on the world of sport as he sees it, Sir Michael Parkinson is in conversation with his son Mike, co-author of My Sporting Life: Memories, Moments and Declarations. Showing highlights from the Parkinson archive, this special Hay Festival event is a unique opportunity to get an intimate, entertaining and informative look at his remarkable journey from a pit village in Yorkshire, via rejection at the Yorkshire nets, earning a living watching and writing about sport to eventually finding himself at the top of those famous stairs as host of a show that for many defined their Saturday night.

Michael Parkinson talks to Mike Parkinson