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Brian Pern

Brian Pern: A Life in Rock

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Spoof documentary following ageing rocker Brian Pern. Brian plans to stage his entire unreleased solo album live from the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro with a host of special guests. Show more

Contributors

Brian Pern:
Simon Day
John Farrow:
Michael Kitchen
Various:
Rhys Thomas
Eddie Mount: Drummer:
Al Murray
Dame Xanadu Bramble:
Lucy Montgomery
Tony Pebblé:
Nigel Havers
Pern Band: Guitar:
Steve Burge
Pern Band: Bassist:
Dean Thomas
Pern Band: Guitar:
Stephen Holbrook
Stage Manager, Wembley:
Molly Whitehouse
Dr Foluke:
Adjoa Andoh
Staring Man:
Stewart Holbrook
Woman Breastfeeding:
Vicky Bovingdon
Man with Flaky Skin:
Simon Godley
Lennie Monkton:
Kevin Eldon
Prop Hand:
Derek Rushton
Prop Hand:
Jamie Smyth
Security Guard:
Tom Davis
Ned, Brian Pern's driver:
Tony Way
Himself:
Alan Yentob
Himself:
Roger Moore
Himself:
Dan Snow
Herself:
Alex Jones
Himself:
Paul Young
Himself:
Mark King
Himself:
Tim Rice
Writer:
Simon Day
Producer:
Rhys Thomas
Director:
Rhys Thomas
Executive Producer:
Richard Webb

Brian Pern

Brian Pern: A Life in Rock

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two 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

Last Word

Sir George Christie, Leslie Thomas, Elena Baltacha, Sir William Benyon and Deborah Rogers

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Obituary. Matthew Bannister remembers Glyndebourne owner Sir George Christie, Virgin Soldiers author Leslie Thomas, literary agent Deborah Rogers and tennis player Elena Baltacha. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Christopher Cook
Interviewed Guest:
Frederick Forsyth
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Rice
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Mansfield
Interviewed Guest:
Jo Durie
Interviewed Guest:
Russell Fuller
Interviewed Guest:
Richard Benyon
Interviewed Guest:
Ian McEwan
Interviewed Guest:
Gail Rebuck
Producer:
Neil George

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

A look at how British musicals reclaimed the West End from American domination after WWII, with contributions from Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cameron Mackintosh and Tim Rice. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Juliet Rice
Participant:
Cameron Mackintosh
Participant:
Tim Rice
Participant:
Elaine Paige
Participant:
Ron Moody
Participant:
Bill Kenwright
Participant:
Sheila Hancock
Participant:
Harold Prince
Participant:
Robert Stigwood
Participant:
Tommy Steele
Participant:
Paul Nicholas
Participant:
Willy Russell

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

A birthday tribute celebrating the life and work of Dame Vera Lynn, including exclusive access to Dame Vera as she watches home movies and videos from the past with her daughter. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Katie Derham
Participant:
Vera Lynn
Interviewed Guest:
Fergus Anckorn
Interviewed Guest:
Roy Welland
Interviewed Guest:
Stan Holland
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Evans
Interviewed Guest:
Paul McCartney
Interviewed Guest:
Barry Humphries
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Rice
Interviewed Guest:
Miriam Margolyes
Interviewed Guest:
Virginia Lewis-Jones
Camera Operator:
Joe Taylor
Camera Operator:
Ian Potts
Camera Operator:
Tom Sweetland
On-line editing:
Tom Knowles
Graphic Designer:
Mitch Wood
Production Coordinator:
Sharlyna Wolfsheimer
Production Manager:
Alex Barraki
Assistant Producer:
Jessie Potts
Film Editor:
Tim Thompsett
Executive Producer:
Liz Mills
Producer:
Sue Hills
Director:
Sue Hills
Production Company:
Captive Minds

Front Row

Sir Tim Rice

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Lyricist Sir Tim Rice discusses the hit musicals he created with Andrew Lloyd Webber including Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar, and his work for animated films like The Lion King. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Rice

Saturday Live

Sir Tim Rice

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Sir Tim Rice on the latest Chess revival, food writer Diana Henry on the art of creating a menu, listener Talitha MacKenzie and Spinal Tap's Derek Smalls talks to JP Devlin. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Aasmah Mir
Presenter:
Richard Coles
Presenter:
JP Devlin
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Rice
Interviewed Guest:
Diana Henry
Derek Smalls:
Harry Shearer
Interviewed Guest:
Talitha MacKenzie
Interviewed Guest:
Robyn Hollingworth
Interviewed Guest:
Gail Porter

Celebrity Eggheads

Series 5

Episode 10

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Dermot Murnaghan hosts the quiz show. Can a team of songwriters featuring Gary Kemp, Sir Tim Rice, Roger Greenaway, Mike Batt and Gary Osborne triumph over the Eggheads? Show more

Contributors

Series Editor:
Rob Dean
Executive Producer:
Andy Culpin
Participant:
Dave Rainford
Participant:
Pat Gibson
Participant:
Barry Simmons
Participant:
Judith Keppel
Participant:
Chris Hughes
Participant:
Kevin Ashman
Participant:
Daphne Fowler
Participant:
Tim Rice

Pointless Celebrities

Series 5

Episode 4: West End

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One HD

Alexander Armstrong presents a West End edition of the quiz, with contestants including Jodie Prenger, Gary Wilmot, Kerry Ellis, Tim Rice, Paul Nicholas and Ben Foster. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Richard Osman
Participant:
Jodie Prenger
Participant:
Gary Wilmot
Participant:
Kerry Ellis
Participant:
Tim Rice
Participant:
Paul Nicholas
Participant:
Ben Foster
Participant:
Danielle Hope
Participant:
Richard Blackwood
Executive Producer:
Pam Cavannagh
Executive Producer:
David Flynn
Executive Producer:
Michelle Woods
Executive Producer:
James Fox
Series Producer:
John Ryan

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One EastLatest broadcast: on BBC One East

A look back at the extraordinary life of Sir Patrick Moore, focusing on his work as an astronomer and broadcaster. With contributions from Brian May and Sir Tim Rice. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One HD

Andrew Marr is joined by political personalities and cultural figures for topical discussion. Guests include Ed Davey MP, Tristram Hunt MP, Sir Tim Rice and Malala Yousafzai. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Producer:
Libby Jukes
Broadcast Assistant:
Hannah Copeland
Participant:
Ed Davey
Participant:
Tristram Hunt
Participant:
Keir Starmer
Participant:
Malala Yousafzai
Participant:
Sarah Baxter
Participant:
Tim Rice

Last Word

Baroness Heyhoe Flint, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Una Kroll, William Peter Blatty, Sir James Mancham

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on cricketer Baroness Heyhoe Flint, Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, campaigner Una Kroll, writer William Peter Blatty. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Neil George
Interviewed Guest:
Barbara Daniels
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Rice
Interviewed Guest:
Kasra Naji
Interviewed Guest:
Linda Hurcomb
Interviewed Guest:
Susan Dowell
Interviewed Guest:
Kim Newman
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Ecott

Grumpy Old Men

Series 3

Episode 1: Those Were the Days

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Series featuring the opinions of men of a certain age. The grumblers remember when the post would arrive on time and when water came out of a tap not a bottle. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Arthur Smith
Participant:
Rory McGrath
Participant:
Will Self
Participant:
Des Lynam
Participant:
Rick Wakeman
Participant:
John Stapleton
Participant:
Tim Rice
Participant:
John O'Farrell
Participant:
Nigel Havers
Participant:
Gerry Robinson
Participant:
Tony Slattery
Participant:
Don Warrington
Participant:
Peter York

Grumpy Old Men

Series 3

Episode 6: Being John Grumpy

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Celebrity males aged between 35 and 54 grumble about modern life. The grumpies reflect on their ever lengthening list of medical complaints. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Arthur Smith
Participant:
Rory McGrath
Participant:
Rick Wakeman
Participant:
Will Self
Participant:
John Stapleton
Participant:
Tim Rice
Participant:
John O'Farrell
Participant:
Des Lynam
Participant:
Nigel Havers
Participant:
Gerry Robinson
Participant:
Tony Slattery
Participant:
Don Warrington
Participant:
Peter York

Sound of Musicals with Neil Brand

Episode 3: Seasons of Love

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Neil explores why musical theatre is thriving in the 21st century, charting the rise of the 'megamusical' and seeing how they have also captured contemporary life. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Neil Brand
Producer:
Andy Hall
Director:
Andy Hall
Executive Producer:
John Das
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Rice
Interviewed Guest:
Alan Menken
Interviewed Guest:
Robert Lopez

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One West

Andrew Marr speaks to leader of the Scottish Conservatives Ruth Davidson MSP, archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu, musician Benny Andersson and lyricist Sir Tim Rice. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Ruth Davidson
Interviewed Guest:
John Sentamu
Interviewed Guest:
Benny Andersson
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Rice
Participant:
Robert Oxley
Participant:
Ellie Mae O'Hagan
Performer:
Jools Holland
Performer:
Jose Feliciano
Editor:
Rob Burley

My Life in Books

Series 2

Episode 4

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Anne talks books with lyricist Tim Rice and Strictly star Russell Grant. Tim reveals what his next musical venture is going to be and Russell shares his love of Middlesex. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Talk show, hosted by Tim Rice and featuring a discussion about Monty Python's Life of Brian, which had been banned by local councils and caused protests. Show more