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Brian Pern. Brian Pern (Simon Day). Copyright: BBC
Brian Pern

Brian Pern

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Four / BBC Two
  • 2014 - 2017
  • 10 episodes (3 series)

Spoof music documentary series fronted by Simon Day in character as art rocker Brian Pern. Also features Paul Whitehouse, Nigel Havers, Michael Kitchen, David Cummings, Philip Pope and more.


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Brian Pern: A Tribute - Brian Pern At The BBC

Brian Pern. Image shows from L to R: Pat Quid (Paul Whitehouse), Brian Pern (Simon Day). Copyright: BBC
As further tribute to Brian Pern. Brian Pern At The BBC features some of the musician's greatest Top of the Pops performances with some poorly written captions underneath.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 29th March 2017
BBC Four
20 minutes

Cast & crew

Simon Day Brian Pern
Paul Whitehouse Pat Quid
Nigel Havers Tony Pebblé
Philip Pope Mike Phillips
Al Murray Eddie Mount
Lucy Montgomery Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Denis Lawson Barry Patmore
Stephen Holbrook Band Member
Craig Christiaens Band Member
Roger Moore Self
Justyn Thomas Ensemble Actor
Dean Thomas Ensemble Actor
Tony Way 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
Lynsey Moore Costume Designer
Ric Clark Director of Photography
June Nevin Costume Designer
John Record Director of Photography
Nicola Coleman Make-up Designer
Dave Gibson Lighting Designer
Claire Grossmith 1st Assistant Director
Chris May 1st Assistant Director


Simon Day reveals the fate of Brian Pern

Simon Day's BBC4 superstar was the subject of a spoof obituary - but it seems there could be life in the old rocker yet...

Ben Dowell, Radio Times, 29th March 2017

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