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The 1970s weren't all bad
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Two more things on the BBC iPlayer site - 1970s interviews by David Frost.

The first is with Brian Clough, sometime in the Autumn of 1974 after he'd left Leeds United but before he joined Nottingham Forest. Perhaps that's why the greatest manager the England team never had is - for him - quite modest.

The second, also from 1974, is with Muhammad Ali, some time before the 'Rumble in the Jungle' fight and at that point the most famous person in the world. The contrast between then and his later years is why seeing the latter is so painful for those of us who remember the former.

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Oo, I didn't know they made archival files available on iPlayer - I'd sort of loosely assumed it was only newly made/broadcast works. I wonder if there are some Parkie gems to be found as well.. for that matter, is there anything like Parkinson on now? For me, it stood out as both being hosted by someone with innate charisma, as well as the editorial position that guests would appear simply because they're interesting, rather than overtly because they've got a new production out which needs plugging.

Hoo, Ali's transformation wasn't exactly subtle or graceful, indeed. *sigh* Tragic, of course, given how lyrical and so boundlessly energetic he once was. Still, he remains justly renowned, and nothing will take that away from him.

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