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.

Brian Pern: A Life In Rock, Episode 3

The final episode of the series follows Brian as he records a charity record in aid of bi-polar polar bears.

Further details

The final episode of the series follows Brian as he records a charity record in aid of bi-polar polar bears. However, as part of the deal with his record company, he must make the album commercial, 'Christmassy' and full of big cutting edge duets - none of which come easy to him.

Brian's health problems also come to a head when he discovers that he has invested millions into an aggressive tax avoidance scheme and HMRC want their money back. This isn't going to be a Merry Christmas after all...

Broadcast details

Monday 22nd December 2014
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Simon Day Brian Pern
Paul Whitehouse Pat Quid
Nigel Havers Tony Pebblé
Michael Kitchen John Farrow
David Cummings John
Philip Pope Mike Phillips
Al Murray Eddie Mount
Rhys Thomas Self
Lucy Montgomery Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Lucy Montgomery Pepita Sanchez
Roger Allam Ken LeGrange
Simon Day Lionel Pern
Anna Maxwell Martin Jess Hunt
Paul Whitehouse Pierre Sac
Lucy Montgomery Xanadu Bramble
David Arnold Self
Roger Taylor Self
Annie Nightingale Self
Peter Gabriel Self
Alan Yentob Self
Tony Blackburn Self
Alexis Petridis Self
Billy Bragg Self
Tim Rice (as Sir Tim Rice) Self
Paul Gambaccini Self
Roy Wood Self
Rick Parfitt Self
Melanie Chisholm (as Mel C) Self
Simon McCoy Self
Dean Thomas Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Simon Day Writer
Rhys Thomas Writer
Production team
Rhys Thomas Director
Rhys Thomas Producer
Richard Webb Executive Producer


Thotch in the Christmas charts

Thotch have had many festive hits including Black Christmas and Dulci Yuletide.

Featuring: Simon Day (Brian Pern), Paul Whitehouse (Pat Quid), Nigel Havers (Tony PebblĂ©), Michael Kitchen (John Farrow), Tony Blackburn, Paul Gambaccini, Rhys Thomas, Lucy Montgomery (Xanadu Bramble).


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