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The incredible energy of Nicholas Parsons (1923-2020)

Blog | By Harry Mount | Jan 28, 2020

Nicholas and Ann Parsons at the Gibraltar Literary Festival. Photo credit: Harry Mount

Still looking for a New Year’s Resolution? What about, ‘In 2020, I will match the energy levels of Nicholas Parsons.’

At the end of 2018, I interviewed Nicholas Parsons. Days after turning 95, he did two Just a Minute shows at the Gibraltar Literary Festival – with his charming wife, Ann, in charge of the crucial stopwatch. He also performed his one-man Edward Lear show – and recorded a podcast for The Oldie.

RIP Nicholas Parsons, the Superman of Showbiz.