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Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

From the 1986 Magic tour, Freddie Mercury's last, Queen play in front of 80,000 fans at the Népstadion, Budapest. Featuring hits Bohemian Rhapsody and I Want To Break Free. Show more

Contributors

Performer:
Freddie Mercury
Performer:
Brian May
Performer:
John Deacon
Performer:
Roger Taylor

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary about the record company that brought The Beatles to the world and which has been instrumental in producing some of Britain's most celebrated and enduring music. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Min Clough
Director:
Todd Austin
Participant:
Neil Tennant
Participant:
Glen Matlock
Participant:
Roger Taylor
Participant:
Nick Mason
Production Company:
Bohemia Films Ltd

Brian Pern

Brian Pern: A Life in Rock

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Spoof documentary following ageing rocker Brian Pern, former frontman of the prog rock group Thotch. Brian records a charity Christmas record in aid of bipolar polar bears. Show more

Contributors

Brian Pern:
Simon Day
John Farrow:
Michael Kitchen
Eddie Mount: Drummer:
Al Murray
Michael Banks:
Philip Pope
Pat Quid / Pierre Sac:
Paul Whitehouse
Tony Pebblé:
Nigel Havers
Ken LeGrange:
Roger Allam
Pepita Sanchez / Xanadu:
Lucy Montgomery
Pern Band: Bassist:
Dean Thomas
Director:
Rhys Thomas
Himself:
Alan Yentob
Himself:
Roy Wood
Himself:
Rick Parfitt
Himself:
Roger Taylor
Himself:
Tim Rice
Himself:
David Arnold
Herself:
Melanie C
Himself:
Billy Bragg
Himself:
Rick Wakeman
Himself:
Simon McCoy
Writer:
Simon Day
Producer:
Rhys Thomas
Director:
Rhys Thomas
Executive Producer:
Richard Webb

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

The story of British rock band Queen. The band members reveal how, as four strong-minded individuals, they managed to work together so successfully for four decades. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Matt O'Casey
Producer:
Simon Lupton
Producer:
Thomas Rhys
Participant:
John Deacon
Participant:
Freddie Mercury
Participant:
Brian May
Participant:
Roger Taylor

Waking the Dead

Pilot - Part 1

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 4 months

Two-part drama. As a police team begin work on the five-year-old cold case of a teenage girl's murder, they inadvertently inspire the killer to strike again. Show more

Contributors

DCI Peter Boyd:
Trevor Eve
Dr Grace Foley:
Sue Johnston
DC Mel Silver:
Claire Goose
Dr Frankie Wharton:
Holly Aird
DS Spencer Jordan:
Wil Johnson
Jimmy Marshall:
Finbar Lynch
Jodie Whitemore:
Amelia Warner
Kelly Caldwell:
Sam Loggin
DCI Connor:
Roger Taylor
Jenny Boyd:
Adie Allen
Mr Whitemore:
Tyler Butterworth
Mrs Whitemore:
Elaine Claxton
Dr Clive Pearson:
Steven Elder
Matt Boyd:
Lachlan Ryan
Supt. Mavers:
John Vine

The One Show

18/10/2013

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Queen drummer and rock legend Roger Taylor joins Alex Jones and Chris Evans. Mike Dilger goes on the trail of a group of owls that are tweeting their own selfies. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Behind-the-scenes archive documentary following Queen as they record their sixth album News of the World and embark on a groundbreaking tour of North America. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Bob Harris
Musician:
Brian May
Musician:
Roger Taylor
Musician:
John Deacon
Producer:
Simon Lupton
Producer:
Jim Beach
Executive Producer:
Geoff Kempin
Executive Producer:
Terry Shand
Production Company:
Eagle Vision

Brian Pern

Brian Pern: 45 Years of Prog and Roll

Episode 3

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Spoof rockumentary series. The original Thotch line-up are forced to reform after they are sued by their former manager Basil Steel for non-payment of royalties. Show more

Contributors

Brian Pern:
Simon Day
John Farrow:
Michael Kitchen
Documentary Director:
Rhys Thomas
Michael Banks:
Philip Pope
Tony Pebblé:
Nigel Havers
Barry Patmoor:
Denis Lawson
'Big' Basil Steel:
Alan Ford
Bennet St John:
Simon Callow
Security Guard:
Christopher James
Brian Pern's Mother:
Angela Thorne
Brian's Pern's Father:
Peter Bowles
Himself:
Noddy Holder
Himself:
Roger Taylor
Writer:
Simon Day
Producer:
Rhys Thomas
Director:
Rhys Thomas
Executive Producer:
Richard Webb

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

David Lynch directs this film showcasing Duran Duran's concert at the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles, which was part of the All You Need Is Now world tour in 2011. Show more

Contributors

Director:
David Lynch
Performer:
Simon Le Bon
Performer:
Nick Rhodes
Performer:
John Taylor
Performer:
Roger Taylor
Performer:
Gerard Way
Performer:
Beth Ditto
Performer:
Kelis
Performer:
Mark Ronson

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 7 months

Celebrating Duran Duran with exclusive backstage access, interviews with the band and rare footage charting their rise to fame, and the highs and lows of their amazing career. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Simon Le Bon
Participant:
John Taylor
Participant:
Roger Taylor
Participant:
Nick Rhodes
Participant:
Boy George
Participant:
Mark Ronson
Participant:
Cindy Crawford
Participant:
Russell Mulcahy
Executive Producer:
David Notman-Watt
Producer:
Zoe Dobson
Director:
Zoe Dobson
Production Company:
Back2Back Productions

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Duran Duran discuss their influences from music, film and art. Join them for a trip down memory lane to the key moments that stimulated their creativity. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Simon Le Bon
Participant:
John Taylor
Participant:
Roger Taylor
Participant:
Nick Rhodes
Executive Producer:
David Notman-Watt
Producer:
Zoe Dobson
Director:
Zoe Dobson
Production Company:
Back2Back Productions

Brian Pern

The Life of Rock with Brian Pern

Episode 2: Middle Age of Rock

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Brian looks at rock stars who turn to acting, charity singles and protest songs. Plus, how the Russians tried to take down the Concorde containing Phil Collins. Show more

Contributors

Brian Pern:
Simon Day
Voice of SAS soldier:
Rhys Thomas
Tony Pebble:
Nigel Havers
John Farrow:
Michael Kitchen
Director:
Rhys Thomas
Producer:
Rhys Thomas
Executive Producer:
Saurabh Kakkar
Writer:
Simon Day
Nile Rodgers:
Danny John-Jules
Mulligan:
Vic Reeves
Dancer / Voice of Tracy:
Lucy Montgomery
Eddie Mount: Drummer:
Al Murray
Pern Band: Guitar:
Steve Burge
Pern Band: Bassist:
Dean Thomas
Himself:
Rick Wakeman
Himself:
Noel Edmonds
Himself:
Phil Collins
Himself:
Roger Taylor

Brian Pern

The Life of Rock with Brian Pern

Episode 3: Death of Rock

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Brian Pern looks at what breaks up bands, from drink and drugs to creative tension. Plus rock stars who want to save the world and the state of music today. Show more

Contributors

Brian Pern:
Simon Day
Tony Pebble:
Nigel Havers
John Farrow:
Michael Kitchen
Director:
Rhys Thomas
Producer:
Rhys Thomas
Executive Producer:
Saurabh Kakkar
Writer:
Simon Day
Mickey Murray:
Michael Smiley
Mulligan:
Vic Reeves
Wendy Mankowitz:
Frances Barber
Pepita / Gorilla Handler:
Lucy Montgomery
Eddie Mount: Drummer:
Al Murray
Pern Band: Guitar:
Steve Burge
Pern Band: Bassist:
Dean Thomas
Himself:
Noel Edmonds
Himself:
Roger Taylor
Himself:
Mike Read
Himself:
David Arnold

Brian Pern

Brian Pern: 45 Years of Prog and Roll

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Spoof rockumentary series. How Brian broke America with the success of his classic album Shelf Life. Brian returns to Los Angeles where he is reunited with his family and ex-wife. Show more

Contributors

Brian Pern:
Simon Day
John Farrow:
Michael Kitchen
Documentary Director:
Rhys Thomas
Michael Banks:
Philip Pope
Tony Pebblé:
Nigel Havers
Pepita/Lyndsie Symon:
Lucy Montgomery
Band Member:
Craig Christiaens
Band Member:
Stephen Holbrook
Serge Maddox:
Lloyd Day
Himself:
Ian Wright
Himself:
Roger Taylor
Himself:
Martin Kemp
Writer:
Simon Day
Producer:
Rhys Thomas
Director:
Rhys Thomas
Executive Producer:
Richard Webb