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They don’t come as pills, but try these 6 underprescribed lifestyle medicines for a better, longer life

The majority of Americans are stressed, sleep-deprived and overweight and suffer from largely preventable lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. Being overweight or obese contributes to the 50% of adults who suffer high blood pressure, 10% with diabetes and additional 35% with pre-diabetes. And the costs are unaffordable and growing. About 90% of the nearly $4 trillion Americans spend annually for health care in the U.S. is for chronic diseases and mental health ...
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Jamie Cullum: ‘I channel a lot of emotional intensity into my music'

The musician, 41, on what he owes Michael Parkinson, the joys of cultural freedom and why he’ll feel nervous when he’s finally able to perform againGrowing up in a very provincial village near Swindon, in Wiltshire, I struggled to articulate why my family was different. My parents were immigrants. They had it drilled into them to be as British as possible, live a very British life, observe the Britishness of their existence. I think they were culturally cauterised. A mixture of people came in an...
Tags: Music, UK, Life and style, Culture, Swindon, Wiltshire, Michael Parkinson, Jamie Cullum

On Pressure

“Pressure” , Keith Miller once told the veteran broadcaster Michael Parkinson, “ is a Messerschmitt up your arse. Playing cricket is not” . Miller had seen combat as a fighter pilot in World War II. His observation should have been the last word on the subject. But the idea of pressure remains an enduring favorite of the cricket commentariat. It is used, for the most part, as a prelude to the other favorite subject of the cricket commentariat - manliness. Manliness, toughness - just how mu...
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No Gothic Towers: TV Horror Movies That Influenced a Generation

Most horror films, while capable of offering a great thrill ride for their run time and make people confront the dark ideas they present, aren’t capable of being truly scary. This is because the audience recognizes that the film presents a fantasy that will eventually end. Or at least, that’s the case for me. I admire many horror films for being well put together and for causing me to care about the characters and hope that they survive whatever ordeal their placed it. I was certainly tense watc...
Tags: Halloween, Music, UK, Hollywood, London, Film, Ghosts, America, Reagan, Bbc, Netflix, Rbs, Craig Charles, Charleston, Sarah Greene, Michael Parkinson

The Best Faux-Documentaries You’ve Never Seen

(Welcome to The Best Movies You’ve Never Seen, a series that takes a look at slightly more obscure, under-the-radar, or simply under-appreciated movies. In this edition, we explore movies that pretend to be true despite clearly not being true unless they’re actually true?!) Documentaries are snapshots of real life and narrative films tell stories (true or otherwise) in fictional form, but resting somewhere in between the two sits the faux-documentary. They come in all manner of shapes, sizes, a...
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Michael Parkinson questions his treatment of women

The veteran chat show host says "if I was doing now what I did then... I would have to watch myself'".
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Ghostwatch, the greatest TV Halloween hoax of all time

When I was a kid, home alone in 1993, I turned on the TV to find one of those live call-in shows. "Ghostwatch" was presented as light-hearted Halloween fun from the BBC, jumping between phone calls from the public, panel discussion and an on-location "real life" paranormal investigation. In the studio was the trusted greybeard and sceptic Michael Parkinson, talking to an expert on the paranormal. In the house, engaging with a mother and two young girls, was the Children’s BBC darling Sarah Gree...
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Updated/expanded version of the classic Alan Hudson autobiography 'The Working Man's Ballet’

John King (author of ‘The Football Factory’) and Martin Knight(biographer of Peter Osgood, Charlie Cooke and George Best), through their London Books publishing company, are looking to crowdfund an updated, expanded version of the classic Alan Hudsonautobiography The Working Man’s Ballet. Alan Hudson was Chelsea Football Club’s home-grown boy genius. He broke into a team already fizzing with the flamboyant talent of Peter Osgood and Charlie Cooke, his mercurial skills and style imp...
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Michael Parkinson reveals his two dream guests and talks Meg Ryan

In his incredible, long-spanning career as a chat show host, Michael Parkinson interviewed...
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Muhammad Ali: Sir Michael Parkinson 'proud' of legendary interviews

"He'd do you up like a kipper, completely overwhelm you." Sir Michael Parkinson recalls his famous interviews with legendary boxer Muhammad Ali.
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'His eyes usually laughed - this time they were angry' - Parkinson on Ali

"He'd do you up like a kipper, completely overwhelm you." Sir Michael Parkinson recalls his famous interviews with legendary boxer Muhammad Ali.
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Are you sexist, or are you Yorkshire? Quiz

Michael Parkinson has refused to apologise for the tone of his 1975 interview with Helen Mirren because he’s ‘Yorkshire’. What about you?Michael Parkinson’s 1975 interview with Helen Mirren has long been held up as a prime example of institutionalised sexism. During it, he calls her “in quotes, a serious actress”. He obsesses about her “equipment”. He asks question after question about her nude scenes. And, more than 40 years later, he refuses to apologise for it. The interview was a product of ...
Tags: UK, Media, UK News, Daily Mail, Hillary Clinton, Yorkshire, Helen Mirren, PANGEA, Don, Michael Parkinson

Parkinson: You wanted somehow to cuddle Ali

Michael Parkinson describes boxer Muhammad Ali as 'beautiful'
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Watch Future Dame Helen Mirren Stand Up For Women In This Incredibly Sexist Interview From The '70s!

We don't know how Helen Mirren was able to conduct herself so gracefully during such an infuriating interview! Video recently resurfaced showing the acclaimed actress giving an interview on British talk show Parkinson back in 1975, and the conversation possibly one of the most sexist of all time, thanks to host Michael Parkinson! Related: Bette Midler Kinda Apologized For A Caitlyn Jenner Tweet! The TV personality introduced the young star to the stage by listing off a bunch of sexual comments f...
Tags: UK, Celebs, Andy Murray, Bette Midler, Donald Trump, Helen Mirren, Caitlyn Jenner, Michael, Helen, Parkinson, Dame Helen Mirren, Michael Parkinson

You Have To See This Video Of Icon Helen Mirren Shutting Down A Sexist Interviewer

Being a woman in any industry means dealing with sexist comments and unnecessary mansplaining. It takes a certain amount of restraint and poise to make it through a cringe-worthy conversation with a man who won't stop staring at your chest or questioning the validity of your talents because you're a woman.In those tense moments, just remember that Dame Helen Mirren got through it, and you can, too.The below video of a 1975 interview between Michael Parkinson and a 30-year-old Mirren has recentl...
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Helen Mirren Holds Her Own (and Then Some) in a Cringe-Inducingly Sexist TV Interview, 1975

Say what you will about Kim Kardashian. (Go ahead, I’ll wait.) Yes, she may only be famous for being rich and famous—not a particularly admirable cultural achievement. But, “and this is the big word: B-U-T-T-,” says Helen Mirren, “it’s wonderful that you’re allowed to have a butt nowadays… Thanks to Madame Kardashian.” Should you think Madame Kardashian’s butt-baring shameful, you’ll have Dame Helen to deal with, and she may not deal with you kindly. Though the Kardashians are “a phenome...
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Muhammad Ali: career KOs, Candid Camera and his recipe for life | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features European Championship memories, Robin Haase, drag racing and a PA gaffe in the Copa América 1) Where else to start but the great Muhammad Ali? His mesmerising speed, wit and sheer, undoubted talent inside the ring all went some way to constructing, as he said himself, the “perfect specimen of a man”. Ali, who died at the age of 74 last Friday, was superb value outside the ring too. Here he talks with Howard Cosell, and in 1971, he memorably sat down with Michael...
Tags: Hbo, Abc, Football, Barack Obama, Sport, US sports, David Beckham, Jesus, Muhammad Ali, Ali, Manila, Michael Parkinson, Howard Cosell, Robin Haase

Three heavyweight encounters: when Ali met Parkinson

The unforgettable interviews the champion gave to the BBC talkshow are landmarks in the rise – and, ultimately, fall – of his careerPut most boxers on a TV talkshow – think of Mike Tyson, Frank Bruno, Joe Bugner – and it is soon evident that their fists are better at talking than they are. But sit Muhammad Ali in the leather chair on the shiny floor, and the guy who held the title – Parkinson, Carson, Frost – would have lost on points long before the floor manager started TV’s version of the ref...
Tags: Television, Media, Sport, UK News, World news, Bbc, Culture, Talk shows, Muhammad Ali, Ali, Michael Parkinson

A special relationship: how the British took Ali to their hearts

Booed on his first visit in 1963, he won over the fight crowds and then the wider public through his humour and a shared sense he was the people’s championAt the beginning of this year it was announced that Muhammad Ali planned to visit the UK for the first time in three years, to attend the I Am the Greatest exhibition in his honour at the O2 centre in London. Davis Miller, the co-curator of the exhibition, said at the time that Ali wouldn’t consider making the trip to anywhere else in the wor...
Tags: UK, London, Media, Sport, Britain, Boxing, Muhammad Ali, Ali, Miller, Michael Parkinson

Like interviewing a martian: Michael Parkinson remembers Muhammad Ali – video

Calling Muhammad Ali ‘remarkable, inspirational and extraordinary’, Michael Parkinson looks back at his memories of the iconic sportsman. Parkinson, who interviewed Ali four times, says the boxer had charisma unlike no other and transformed the world of boxing. Muhammad Ali died on Friday at the age of 74Muhammad Ali dead at 74: reaction to death of a boxing icon – live‘God came for his champion’: Muhammad Ali tributes from around the world Continue reading...
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VIDEO: Parkinson interviews Muhammad Ali

Michael Parkinson interviews Muhammad Ali in 1974
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Gregory Porter: Take Me to the Alley review – genre-straddling true grit

The jazz singer finds pop success by resolutely following his own pathThere’s something striking about the press reviews of singer-songwriter Gregory Porter’s third album, Liquid Spirit (2013). They’re all written by specialist jazz critics, full of references to the singer’s rhythmic phrasing, the tasty call-and-response between bass and vocals and the steady eighth-note strut in the right hand of the title track’s piano solo. Nothing wrong with that, of course. Porter is unequivocally a jazz a...
Tags: Music, England, New York, Culture, Britain, Pop and rock, New Orleans, Jazz, Cheltenham, Gregory Porter, Porter, Wynton Marsalis, Michael Buble, Michael Parkinson, Jamie Cullum, Max Roach

Ronnie Corbett's funeral attended by stars of British TV's golden age

Michael Parkinson and Jimmy Tarbuck speak fondly of comic, who ‘should have been knighted’, as they join other mournersFour candles burned at the back of the altar as grandees from the golden age of British television paid their respects to Ronnie Corbett. The entertainer died last month aged 85 having been diagnosed with a suspected form of motor neurone disease. Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, Culture, Michael Parkinson, Jimmy Tarbuck, Ronnie Corbett

Stars attend Ronnie Corbett's funeral

David Walliams, Sir Michael Parkinson and Jimmy Tarbuck are among mourners arriving for Ronnie Corbett's funeral.
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Walliams among stars at Corbett funeral

Stars including David Walliams, Sir Michael Parkinson and Jimmy Tarbuck arrive at Ronnie Corbett's funeral.
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Wentworth members remain on collision course with Chinese owners despite concessions over £125,000 debenture fee

Lawyers instructed to explore "all legal options" to block new conditions being proposed by Wentworth Golf Club's new Chinese owners, including £125,000 debenture scheme, "exorbitant" new fees and invitation-only membership [Author: Patrick Sawer]
Tags: Golf, Surrey, Wentworth, Patrick Sawer, Michael Parkinson, Wentworth Golf Club, Chinese Reignwood, Debenture

Wentworth members remain on collision course with Chinese owners despite concessions over £100,000 debenture fee

Lawyers instructed to explore "all legal options" to block new conditions being proposed by Wentworth Golf Club's new Chinese owners, including debenture scheme, "exorbitant" new fees and invitation-only membership [Author: Patrick Sawer]
Tags: Golf, Surrey, Wentworth, Patrick Sawer, Michael Parkinson, Wentworth Golf Club, Chinese Reignwood, Debenture

Michael Parkinson wades into Battle of Wentworth

TV star has accused the Chinese owners of Wentworth of ignoring the golf club's traditions in pursuit of super-rich members as £100,000 joining fee row escalates [Author: Robert Mendick]
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Social cleansing at Wentworth golf club is merely a sign of the times | Richard Williams

The proposed increase in membership fees at Wentworth, where the mutinous golfers are led by Sir Michael Parkinson, is a sign of new money upsetting oldThe squawks and squeals of outraged residents are inaudible as you turn your car off the busy A30 and through the mock-baronial gates of Wentworth Estate, past the sign saying “Golfers and residents only”. On the undulating roads that wind between groves of mature pine trees and perfectly manicured tall hedges, eventually crossing fairways and sk...
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VIDEO: David Bowie talks about his Doncaster roots

Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. The YouTube clip is an excerpt from an interview with Barnsley chat show host Michael Parkinson's TV show and features the singer, who died earlier this month, talking about his Doncaster born dad.
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