Brian Pern. Brian Pern (Simon Day). Copyright: BBC.

Brian Pern

BBC Four and BBC Two sitcom about a prog rocker. 10 episodes (3 series), 2014 - 2017. Stars Simon Day, Paul Whitehouse, Nigel Havers, Michael Kitchen and others.

Brian Pern. Brian Pern (Simon Day). Copyright: BBC.

The Life Of Rock With Brian Pern, Episode 3 - Part Three: Death Of Rock

Brian looks at drugs, scandal and the death of rock.

Further details

Thotch band members Pat Quid and Tony Pebble discuss the break-up of the band, whilst Brian invents world music and investigates the bizarre hobbies taken up by ageing rockers - like teaching gorillas to use iPads.

Broadcast details

Monday 24th February 2014
BBC Four
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Simon Day Brian Pern
    Paul Whitehouse Pat Quid
    Nigel Havers Tony Pebblé
    Michael Kitchen John Farrow
    Philip Pope Mike Phillips
    Al Murray Eddie Mount
    Vic Reeves Mulligan
    Bob Mortimer O'Hare
    Rhys Thomas Self
    Lucy Montgomery Ensemble Actor
    Guest cast
    Lucy Montgomery Pepita Sanchez
    Frances Barber (as Francis Barber) Wendy Mankiewicz
    Peter Elliott Danson
    Michael Smiley Mickey Murray
    David Baddiel Self
    David Arnold Self
    Roger Taylor Self
    John Humphrys Self
    Noel Edmonds Self
    Mike Read Self
    Miranda Sawyer Self
    Peter Gabriel Self
    Steven Burge (as Stephen Burge) Ensemble Actor
    Dean Thomas Ensemble Actor
    Writing team
    Simon Day Writer
    Rhys Thomas Writer
    Production team
    Rhys Thomas Director
    Rhys Thomas Producer
    Saurabh Kakkar Executive Producer
    Christopher Bird Editor
    Neil Barnes Production Designer
    Steven Burge (as Stephen Burge) Composer


    Leaving Thotch

    In 1978 Brian Pern shocked the music world by leaving Thotch to persue a solo career.

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    Featuring: Simon Day (Brian Pern), David Baddiel, Mike Read, Miranda Sawyer.


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