Michael Parkinson on The Classic FM Interview

"Research and listening are the most important tools to being a good interviewer." Nick Ferrari welcomed one of this country’s finest interviewers, Michael Parkinson to Classic FM. Over the course of an hour he selected his favourite classical music, and reflected back on his extraordinary 40 year career.

Michael Parkinson

In a career that spans decades Michael Parkinson doesn't show many signs of slowing down, as he returns to TV to host a new chat-show Masterclass, that features guests at the top of their profession.

He is one of the most successful and well respected interviewers to have ever appeared on our screens, chatting to the likes of Fred Astaire, Tommy Cooper, Paul McCartney, Madonna and Pavarotti.

In this fascinating interview, Michael Parkinson talks openly to Nick about his childhood and career.

You can listen to the full interview again below:

Michael Parkinson Interview part 1

Michael Parkinson Interview part 2

Michael Parkinson interview part 3

Michael Parkinson Interview part 4

Michael Parkinson Interview part 5

The Classic FM Interview

The Classic FM Interview with Nick Ferrari The Classic FM Interview

Nick Ferrari returns to Classic FM with a new series of our flagship interview programme on Sunday night from 9pm-10pm.

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