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


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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