PARKINSON: PARKINSON MEETS GEORGE MICHAEL (1998)
This was the first time that George Michael spoke publicly about his arrest for public lewdness in Los Angeles earlier that year, which had caused a media frenzy and a lot of speculation about his sexuality and personal life.
The interview was part of a special edition of Parkinson that featured George Michael as the only guest for the entire hour. The singer talked candidly with Parkinson about his childhood, music career, relationship with his mother, and infamous incident in Beverly Hills.
It showed Parkinson's skill as an interviewer, as he balanced humour and sensitivity and asked probing but respectful questions. He did not shy away from addressing controversial topics but did not sensationalise or judge them.
George Michael performs, "A Different Corner" and "Outside" with the musical backing of his group and background singers. (00:50:31)