BROADCASTING legend Sir Michael Parkinson is set to receive an award in recognition of his lifetime achievements.

The award-winning journalist - who started his career at the Chronicle - is best known for his talk show which ran for 20 years.

He will receive a lifetime achievement award from The Yorkshire Society next month.

Parky was born in Cudworth in 1935 to a mining family and attended Barnsley Grammar School.

The 86-year-old said: “I am chuffed to be recognised by my fellow Yorkshire men and women.

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“It’s only taken me 80-odd years to finally impress them.”

The awards ceremony is on March 4 in Leeds and will be hosted by Harry Gration.