A Night in with Michael Parkinson

Interviewed by Mike Parkinson to celebrate the release of Like Father, Like Son.


Thursday 10th December, 2020 @ 6:30 pm

  • In Conversation
  • Online event


About the Event

Like Father, Like Son is the most personal book that Sir Michael Parkinson has ever written.  For the first time, he attempts to explore where his father came from and what shaped him in his life before Sir Michael was even a twinkling in his Father’s eye. On top of that it’s also the story of his Father, John William Parkinson, told from his son Mike’s perspective revealing how, as a grandfather and father-in-law, he touched and transformed every member of the family. As a consequence, the book contains two distinctive but complementary viewpoints which get to the heart of this fascinating family story.

Like Father, Like Son is a tender tribute to a wonderful man, an attempt to understand the grip of grief and the emotional minefield that is the relationship between a father and a son. It is at its heart a love letter from me and every part of my family lucky enough to have known John William Parkinson.

In conversation with each other and with the aid of photos from the family archive as well as footage from the Parkinson show which helped inform and inspire the book,  Sir Michael and Mike will give their individual viewpoints on this most remarkable of men as well as examine their own  relationship and how they have fared in their own Father and son story. 

Fane Online is a curated series of online events, giving you the chance to watch exclusive shows with celebrated authors, actors and podcasters, all from the comfort of your own home.

The ‘book and ticket’ package includes a unique ticket for the live stream, and a SIGNED copy of Like Father, Like Son. 

The standard ‘ticket’ package consists of a unique ticket for the live stream only. The event will initially be broadcast on 10 December at 18:30 UK time. It will be available to view up to a week after the event has ended.

If you have any questions, please email faneonline@fane.co.uk



About the Book

Like Father, Like Son: A family story
Like Father, Like Son: A family story

Michael Parkinson

Publisher:Hodder & Stoughton

Publication date:5 Nov 2020


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