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: Brian Pern (Simon Day), Astrid Maddox Pern (Suranne Jones). Copyright: BBC.

Brian Pern: 45 Years Of Prog And Roll, Episode 1

After a year out of the public eye following his heart attack, Brian is making a major comeback and has allowed award-winning film maker Rhys Thomas access all areas.

Further details

After a year out of the public eye following his heart attack, Brian is making a major comeback and has allowed award-winning film maker Rhys Thomas access all areas.

Not only is Brian appearing on Desert Island Discs and at the the Isle of Wight Festival, he has a new album, a new look and a new wife who is half his age - Astrid Maddox Pern.

Taking her advice, Brian sacks his picky manager John Farrow by fax and lets her take over. She quickly says yes to every offer going, including an appearance at the Thotch Convention Cruise with annoying fan club president, Perry.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 14th January 2016
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Four
Length
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
Rhys Thomas Self
Guest cast
Lucy Montgomery Pepita Sanchez
Tony Way Ned Pankhurst (Driver)
Suranne Jones Astrid Maddox Pern
John Thomson (as John Thompson) Perry Boothe
Lorraine Cheshire Train Driver
Rick Wakeman (as Richard Wakeman) Self
Martin Freeman Self
Paul Gambaccini Self
Kirsty Young Self
Dermot O'Leary Self
Martin Kemp Self
Chas Hodges Self
Dave Peacock Self
Stephen Holbrook Actor
Dean Thomas Actor
Lloyd Day 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
Stephen Holbrook Composer

Videos

45 Years of Prog and Roll - Trailer

Brian Pern is back!

Featuring: Simon Day (Brian Pern).

Meeting Astrid

Rhys Thomas sits down to interview Brian for the first time since his heart attack.

Featuring: Simon Day (Brian Pern), Suranne Jones (Astrid Maddox Pern), Rhys Thomas.

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