on 16 January 2011
Spike must have been an interviewer's nightmare, as he would always take charge, and I'm sure his total recorded interviews had some tense moments. However, this collection shows what a genuine joy he could provide, and Parkinson being the seasoned professional managed to give Spike his head, but also to keep hold of the reins. WHY has the BBC Radio Collection removed this from its catalogue? An insane decision. I had to wait ages for a second-hand copy to become available.