LEGENDARY broadcaster, journalist and author Sir Michael Parkinson will be coming to Theatre Royal Winchester to tell some of the most fascinating stories he has.

Celebrate the life and career of a man who has interviewed over 2,000 of the most important cultural figures of the 20th and 21st centuries.

In conversation with his son Mike and showing highlights from the Parkinson archive, An Evening with Sir Michael Parkinson is a unique opportunity to get an intimate, entertaining and informative look at his journey from a pit village in Yorkshire to the top of those famous stairs, whilst reliving the best moments from a show that for many defined their Saturday night.

Parkinson was born in the village of Cudworth, in Barnsley, 1935. The son of a miner, he was educated at Barnsley Grammar School and passed two O-Levels: in Art and English Language.

He was a club cricketer, and both he and his opening partner at Barnsley Cricket Club, Dickie Bird, had trials for Yorkshire together with Geoffrey Boycott.

Once, he kept Boycott out of the Barnsley Cricket team by scoring a century and 50 in two successive matches.

His career as a journalist began on local newspapers, and his Yorkshire background and accent remain. He worked as a features writer for the Manchester Guardian, working alongside Michael Frayn, and later on the Daily Express in London.

Featuring tales from his many experiences, An Evening with Sir Michael Parkinson will be at Theatre Royal Winchester on June 3 for one night only.

To book tickets, visit the theatre’s website or call the box office on 01962 840440.