David Niven Michael Parkinson Interview

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DAVID NIVEN - Michael Parkinson Interview

Date: 23rd April 2012

I missed Parkinson's interviews first time round - possibly working or doing something but on Saturday (21st April) I watched an old interview with David Niven repeated on BBC 4 (a Channel I like very much).  

What a fantastic and entertaining raconteur was David Niven.  I was laughing out loud at some of his stories and wished I'd recorded the interview.  And he told a wonderfully funny (and clean) joke about a prawn - which someone has uploaded on Youtube.

The reason for this Blog is to let you know that next Saturday the Parkie interview will be a repeat of his talk  with Richard Burton - can't wait.

I wish I could say that I actually met David Niven but all I can claim is looking up from my script while doing a run through of the News at HTV West  and there was a knight in chain mail - it was David who'd crept into the studio from make-up to catch up on the cricket, I think.  He was at HTV West in Bristol to make 'The Canterville Ghost'.  I did manage to get his autograph but that was about it.

DAVID NIVEN - Michael Parkinson Interview

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