HE may be famous for his television interviews with the great and the good, but Sir Michael Parkinson will talk about himself instead at the Grand Opera House, York, on February 19 next year. What's more, keeping it in the family, he will be interviewed by a Parkinson, his son Mike.

Yorkshireman Parky, now 83, will present An Evening With Sir Michael Parkinson, wherein the broadcasting legend will "relive historic and iconic moments from his remarkable career".

In conversation with son Mike, complemented by highlights from the Parkinson archive, Sir Michael will offer "a unique opportunity to get an intimate, entertaining and informative look at his remarkable journey from humble upbringings in a Yorkshire mining town [he was born in Cudworth, Barnsley], to becoming one of the most familiar faces on television, whilst reliving the greatest events from a show that for many defined their Saturday night".

In a career spanning several decades, Sir Michael Parkinson interviewed more than 2,000 of the most significant figures of our time, including Nelson Mandela, Marlon Brando and Muhammad Ali.

From famously awkward situations to poignant and emotional unveilings, Sir Michael’s tour show will see him both recount and breathe new life into these encounters, as well as turning the spotlight on to the man himself, highlighting his relationships with friends, family and colleagues along the way.

Tickets cost £24 upwards on 0844 871 3024 or at atgtickets.com/york.