Parkinson returns to radio - online

Michael Parkinson is making a return to radio – with an online show.

The veteran chat show host retired from his Radio 2 slot in December last year.

He has announced a series of weekly radio shows on cyberspace, beginning this Sunday.

Parkinson, 72, said: “I am delighted to be returning to the radio arena.”

A pilot begins this weekend on Parkinson’s own website, with a weekly series launching soon afterwards.

The hour-long Sunday programme coincides with the release of hiss new compilation album, which features the likes of Frank Sinatra and Dionne Warwick.

Parkinson filmed his last chat show in December last year with a “wish list” of guests.

David Beckham, Michael Caine, David Attenborough, Judi Dench, Edna Everage, Billy Connolly, Peter Kay and Jamie Cullum appeared on the final show, which ended his 36-year career as a television interviewer.

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