Year specific, the only thing I recall about 1981 is sitting with two dyke friends, who we have long moved on from, watching Michael Parkinson interview some guests on the tele. I recall one saying, should we put Parky on? And we did.
Like the dyke friends moved on, so now is Parky. I am now watching his last show on television. At times Parky could be boring, it did rather depend on his guests. Often the guests who were unknown to me were more interesting than celebs. But of course on his last show, he has brought out the best. The ever clever R guessed that the bad language warning meant Billy Connolly would be a guest.
I will miss the constancy of Parky. And yes, I did see the Meg Ryan interview.