LONDON, November 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- 2entertain has announced the release of The Michael Parkinson Collection. The DVD will feature Parkinson's personal choice of the best moments from over 2000 interviews from the entire back catalogue of Parkinson.

With a career spanning over 40 years, Michael Parkinson is the most successful and recognised interviewer in the country and one of the nation's favourite television personalities. For the first time ever, BBC DVD offers The Michael Parkinson Collection ( DVD available from 22nd November.

The DVD allows viewers to watch Parkie's career, all hand-picked and introduced by the man himself, featuring classic in-depth interviews with some of the most famous people in the world.

The DVD features conversations with John Wayne, James Stewart and Jimmy Cagney and modern greats such as Tom Hanks, Samuel L Jackson and Tom Cruise. It also features some of Parkie's most well known moments such as; Lauren Bacall, the housewife megastar Dame Edna Everage, Jane Fonda, Madonna, when Parkie ( met Meg and wrestled Emu.

This two disc collection also includes interviews with celebrated sportsmen from Muhammad Ali to David Beckham, the legendary John Lennon, Sir David Attenborough and Richard Burton and the great raconteurs such as Kenneth Williams and Peter Ustinov, as well as the best comedians of their generation, from Tommy Cooper and Robin Williams to Les Dawson and Peter Kay.

Extras include a specially made documentary charting the history of the show and lifting the lid on the behind the scenes secrets, plus a collection of moments the host would rather forget.

Parkie's People by Sir Michael Parkinson ( is published in hardback by Hodder and is also available to buy.

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About 2entertain:

2entertain is the largest UK-owned publisher of DVD and digital content exploiting TV content globally through DVD, Blu-ray and through digital formats including downloads and apps. 2entertain includes Demon Music Group, the UK's largest independent record company which produces CD, Music DVDs and digital downloads. In 2009/10 2entertain returned profits of GBP38.2m.

2entertain is a wholly owned subsidiary of BBC Worldwide, the main commercial arm of the BBC. The company exists to maximise the value of the BBC's assets for the benefit of the licence fee payer and invests in public service programming in return for rights. 2entertain is part of BBC Worldwide's Home Entertainment division, one of the company's six core businesses.

For further information or review copies, please contact: Emma Burch 2 entertain Video Ltd 33 Foley Street London W1W 7TL +44(0)20-7612-3134

SOURCE: 2entertain

CONTACT: For further information or review copies, please contact: EmmaBurch, 2 entertain Video Ltd, 33 Foley Street, London, W1W 7TL,+44(0)20-7612-3134