Urban Myths: The Sex Pistols Vs Bill Grundy. Bill Grundy (Steve Pemberton).

Urban Myths: The Sex Pistols Vs Bill Grundy

Sky Arts comedy drama about the brand swearing on live TV. 1 episode in 2018. Stars Steve Pemberton, Daniel Mays, Rachel Bright, Frankie Fox and others.

Urban Myths: The Sex Pistols Vs Bill Grundy.

Urban Myths: The Sex Pistols Vs Bill Grundy

A comedy drama about the infamous appearance of The Sex Pistols on Bill Grundy's live teatime television show

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2018
Channel
Sky Arts
Episodes
1
Starring
Steve Pemberton, Daniel Mays, Rachel Bright, Frankie Fox, William Kettle, Charlie Wernham, Matt Whitchurch, Kieran Hodgson and others
Writer
Simon Nye
Director
Simon Delaney
Producers
Laura Burrows, Simon Delaney, Matthew Mulot, Tilusha Ghelani, Tim Allsop, Andrew Newman and Simon Nye

This is the reimagined story behind The Sex Pistols' infamous appearance on Bill Grundy's show in 1976, a year before their legendary debut album Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols was released.

The foul-mouthed encounter catapulted The Sex Pistols into the public eye and signalled the arrival of mainstream punk, while simultaneously destroying Grundy's career - and all because of a last minute cancellation by Freddie Mercury.

Production Details

Part of

Urban Myths

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 31st May 2018 on Sky Arts at 9pm
Episode length
22 minutes
Last repeat
Tuesday 6th November 2018 at 12:30am