"Sure, he got some stick sometimes from the Chickenrun - we all did - but for Boro fans of that era, Parky
is 'one of our own.' "He was one of the loyal local lads who stayed with the club that summer when he had offers to go elsewhere.
, knighted in 2008, owned up to battling drink and "misbehaving" after his dad's death.
Reflecting on his life on and off screen in ITV's Life Stories, Parky
also revealed that he and his wife Mary were both engaged to other people when they met "on top of a bus" in Cudworth, near Barnsley, South Yorks.
Frank Sinatra, Muhammad Ali and Orson Welles are just some of the estimated 2,000 celebs to be have been quizzed by Parky
I didn't tell him she was my wife." Parky
's latest project -- George Best: A Memoir -- proves he's got no intention of slowing down.
, 83, suggested it was taking its toll on the Glaswegian.
was until recently a feature of our local park and a resting place for the old and young who regularly enjoy the health benefits of our open space.
Commiserations go to The Parky
who narrowly lost the LCFA Intermediate Cup Final against Ormskirk 3-2 after an own goal and a Chris Murphy strike were not enough to see them lift the coveted trophy.
, complete with a children's playground, swans and ducks and a restaurant, too, has been a focal point for the people living in the capital for well over 50 years and would not normally make the headlines.
wasn't given the king of the sofa crown because he won the genetics lottery (which is all being easy on the eye really is, as much of an accident of birth as being born horribly deformed) he earned it through a combination of brains, talent, and hard work.
Hughes magic on Sir Parky
Absolutely brilliant ride by Richard Hughes aboard Sir Parky
in the Somerville Tattersall Stakes.
by Michael Parkinson (Hodder and Stoughton pounds 20)
Then there's David Beckham, who did his first major TV interview with Parky
, and music comes from Jamie Cullum, who Parky
has always championed.
'S final guests of the series include former Tiswas star Lenny Henry, Welsh soprano Katherine Jenkins and, currently starring in Stratford-upon-Avon, Dame Judi Dench.
This time he's had a go at Michael Parkinson, above, with an awful gag about Parky
not changing nappies, but soon to be wearing them.