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. Image shows from L to R: Roy Wood, Brian Pern (Simon Day). Copyright: BBC.

Brian Pern: A Life In Rock, Episode 2

Brian plans to stage his entire debut solo album, Brian Pern's Musical Version Of The Day Of The Triffids, live from the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa with a host of special guests.

Further details

This year is the tenth anniversary of the twentieth anniversary of the fifth anniversary of the first anniversary of the non-release of his unheard debut solo album, Brian Pern's Musical Version Of The Day Of The Triffids. To celebrate, Brian plans to stage the entire album live from the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa with a host of special guests.

Brian Pern has allowed the BBC unlimited access backstage to this ground breaking show which not only reveals the technical challenges of performing live music - but the physical strains many rock stars of Brian's generation are facing as they enter their winter years.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 16th December 2014
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Simon Day Brian Pern
    Paul Whitehouse Pat Quid
    Nigel Havers Tony Pebblé
    Michael Kitchen John Farrow
    Al Murray Eddie Mount
    Rhys Thomas Self
    Lucy Montgomery Ensemble Actor
    Guest cast
    Kevin Eldon Lennie Monkton (Angry Fan)
    Molly Whitehouse Wembley Stage Manager
    Adjoa Andoh Dr Foluke
    Simon Godley Man with Flaky Skin
    Stewart Holbrook Staring Man
    Vicky Bovingdon Woman Breastfeeding
    Derek Rushton Prop Hand
    Jamie Smyth Prop Hand
    Justyn Thomas Triffid
    Tom Davis Security Guard
    Lucy Montgomery Xanadu Bramble
    Annie Nightingale Self
    Alan Yentob Self
    Tim Rice (as Sir Tim Rice) Self
    Roger Moore Self
    Matthew Wright Self
    Alex Jones Self
    Dan Snow Self
    Paul Young Self
    Mark King Self
    Rhys Thomas Ensemble Actor
    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
    Richard Webb Executive Producer
    Christopher Bird Editor
    Neil Barnes Production Designer
    Steven Burge (as Stephen Burge) Composer

    Videos

    Brian Pern meets Daft Punk

    Daft Punk visit Brian Pern in his dressing room.

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    Featuring: Simon Day (Brian Pern), Michael Kitchen (John Farrow).

    The Day of The Triffids

    Roger Moore recalls when Brian Pern asked him to narrate The Day of the Triffids.

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    Featuring: Simon Day (Brian Pern), Roger Moore, Lucy Montgomery (Xanadu Bramble).

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