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

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.

Can't see a video here? Watch this clip on bbc.co.uk

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.

Can't see a video here? Watch this clip on bbc.co.uk

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

Paywall

Supporters and subscribers get more

Additional content and tools are available across the site for Supporters and BCG Pro subscribers. On this page you can:

  • Broadcast details of 7 further repeats of this episode
  • This episode's inital overnight ratings

Donate (for fans) BCG Pro

Already a donor or Pro user?