Chat show king Parky praises Rob Brydon
Rob Brydon currently hosts The Rob Brydon Show, which to date has featured guests such as David Walliams, Sir Terry Wogan, James Corden and Stephen Fry.
Parkinson opens the Radio Times article with the gambit, "the trouble with the talk show is everyone fancies their chances". Yet while celebs such as Graham Norton and Paul O'Grady come in for criticism, the former king of the talk show praises the variety of Brydon's new show on BBC Two.
Rob Brydon with Ronnie Corbett and Paloma Faith, guests on this week's episode of The Rob Brydon Show. Photo: BBC/Talkback Thames
In the article Parkinson comments: "The other night I watched The Rob Brydon Show and thought it was terrific. It was a mongrel mix of talk and variety but as an interviewer Rob displayed a rare gift in comedians - the ability to ask a question and listen to the answer.
"What is more he has a likeable presence and an intelligence which allowed him and his production team to understand what others have not grasped: the essential point that while the show must appear to be spontaneous, it must be planned and constructed to the last detail."
This next episode of the show can be seen on Friday 15 October on BBC Two Wales at 10pm, and will feature television favourite Ronnie Corbett, comedian Lucy Porter and music from Paloma Faith.