Michael interviews the Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott and singer and musician Phil Collins, who talks about his relationship with the British press, life on the road and performs two songs with the BBC Big Band, "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me" and "That's All".
Sharon Osbourne talks of addiction and plastic surgery; Liza Minnelli reveals she slept in Central Park in New York, and Lionel Richie explains that "All Night Long" is closer to "a fierce 30 minutes" these days. And one of the guests makes Parkinson cry.
Michael Parkinson celebrates the musical guests that have graced his long-running chat show. The episode includes archive footage of late stars such as Duke Ellington and Bing Crosby and new performances by some of his favorite living performers.