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Michael Parkinson: ‘I dreamed of living with Ingrid Bergman near Barnsley FC’

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The chatshow presenter and jazz DJ recalls crushes on screen icons, disappointment on the cricket field – and the first time he heard Louis Armstrong

I was born in Cudworth, a mining village near Barnsley. My father worked down Grimethorpe colliery. There’s a great tradition in Yorkshire of brass music and I would listen to the Grimethorpe Colliery Band rehearsing on Sunday mornings above a nearby pub.

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Written by: As told to Rich Pelley

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