Brian Pern: A Life In Rock, Episode 1
Brian Pern is an ageing rock star and former front-man of the ground breaking progressive rock group Thotch.
In the first episode, Brian and his band mates reunite to discuss the making of their first ever Jukebox Musical, Stowe Boys.
This is not easy as they hate each other. Not only that, on the opening night of the musical, Brian is unexpectedly arrested by Operation Bad Apples Officers for a crime he doesn't know he has committed. Will he make the second half?
Special guest stars appearing in the series include Kathy Burke, Martin Freeman, Alexis Petridis, Jack Whitehall, Alan Yentob, Tony Way, Annie Nightingale, Phil Cornwell, Julia Deakin and Sir Tim Rice.
- Tuesday 9th December 2014
- BBC Two
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|Simon Day||Brian Pern|
|Paul Whitehouse||Pat Quid|
|Nigel Havers||Tony Pebblé|
|Michael Kitchen||John Farrow|
|Philip Pope||Mike Phillips|
|Al Murray||Eddie Mount|
|Lucy Montgomery||Pepita Sanchez|
|Darius Mortazavi||Ali Qu'ack|
|Will Sharpe||Young Pat Quid|
|Tony Way||Ned Pankhurst (Driver)|
|Justyn Thomas||Young John|
|Felix Taylor||Young Mike|
|Phil Cornwell||DC Mike Northwood|
|Julia Deakin||DC Karen Bovis|
|Lucy Montgomery||Kathy Lette|
|Tim Rice (as Sir Tim Rice)||Self|
|Richard Webb||Executive Producer|
|Neil Barnes||Production Designer|
|Steven Burge (as Stephen Burge)||Composer|
Brian Pern doesn't like Martin Freeman's portrayal of him in the Stowe Boys musical.
Scenes that wouldn't fit on TV. Brian shows us around Poggle studios, meets Martin Freeman, and he argues with the police.