The BBC have today announced the airdate and time for the first episode of Brian Pern: A Life In Rock. The first episode is set to air on Tuesday 9th of December on BBC 2 from 10:00pm till 10:30pm. The show stars Simon Day, Michael Kitchen, Paul Whitehouse, Nigel Havers and Lucy Montgomery and features special guest stars Kathy Burke, Martin Freeman, Alexis Petridis, Jack Whitehall, Alan Yentob, Tony Way, Annie Nightingale, Phil Cornwell, Julia Deakin and Sir Tim Rice. Official BBC synopsis below:
Comedy actor and award-winning documentary filmmaker Rhys Thomas (Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender, The Fast Show, Star Stories) and fellow Fast Show comic Simon Day (Grass, Down The Line) combine once again in the rock doc parody. Brian Pern (Day) is an ageing rock star and former front-man of the ground breaking progressive rock group Thotch. In episode one of this series, he and his band mates reunite to discuss the making of their first ever Jukebox Musical, Stowe Boys.
This is not easy as they hate each other. Not only that, on the opening night of the musical, Brian is unexpectedly arrested by Operation Bad Apples Officers for a crime he doesn’t know he has committed. Will he make the second half?
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