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.
“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.