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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

Last Word

Jeremy Thorpe, Ian McLagan, Viktor Tikhonov, Trevor Pharo and Sabah

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Matthew Bannister on former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe, Faces keyboard player Ian McLagan, Soviet ice hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov, clown Trevor Pharo and Lebanese singer Sabah. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Iain Dale
Interviewed Guest:
Billy Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Rafael Saakov
Interviewed Guest:
Gabe Polsky
Interviewed Guest:
Don Stacey
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Burton
Interviewed Guest:
Carine Torbey

Loose Ends

Clive Anderson, Arthur Smith, Mark Steel, Billy Bragg, Joe Henry, Dane Baptiste, Sophie Willan, Jethro Bradley, Rachel Sermanni

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Clive Anderson and Arthur Smith are joined by Billy Bragg, Mark Steel, Dane Baptiste and Sophie Willan for an eclectic mix of conversation, music and comedy from Edinburgh. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Presenter:
Arthur Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Billy Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Mark Steel
Interviewed Guest:
Dane Baptiste
Interviewed Guest:
Sophie Willan
Performer:
Billy Bragg
Performer:
Joe Henry
Performer:
Rachel Sermanni
Producer:
Sukey Firth

Question Time

09/02/2017

Duration: 1 hour

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

David Dimbleby chairs topical debate from Torquay.

Contributors

Presenter:
David Dimbleby
Series Editor:
Liam Hanley
Executive Producer:
Nicolai Gentchev
Interviewed Guest:
Billy Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Claire Perry
Interviewed Guest:
Owen Smith
Interviewed Guest:
Ann Widdecombe
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Whittle
Production Company:
Mentorn Scotland

Front Row

Billy Bragg on skiffle, Hokusai's Great Wave, Capt Jack Sparrow returns, Nicola Benedetti, poetry and atrocity

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Billy Bragg on skiffle; Hokusai's Great Wave; return of Pirates of the Caribbean; Nicola Benedetti, winner of the Queen's Medal for Music; Michael Schmidt on poetry and atrocity. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Producer:
Julian May
Interviewed Guest:
Billy Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Clark
Interviewed Guest:
Rebecca Salter
Interviewed Guest:
Angie Errigo
Interviewed Guest:
Nicola Benedetti
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Schmidt

Glastonbury

2020

Julien Temple's Glastonbury

Duration: 2 hours, 9 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Edith Bowman introduces Julien Temple's acclaimed film celebrating and documenting the history of the Glastonbury Festival. Featuring performances from David Bowie, Radiohead and Coldplay. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Bjork
Participant:
David Bowie
Participant:
Billy Bragg
Participant:
James Brown
Participant:
Nick Cave
Participant:
Michael Eavis
Participant:
Steven Patrick
Participant:
Joe Strummer
Director:
Julien Temple

Front Row

Danny Boyle on Steve Jobs, Ken Loach remembers Colin Welland, Billy Bragg's lyrics

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Presented by John Wilson, including Danny Boyle on directing his new film about Steve Jobs, and Hugh Hudson and Ken Loach remembering Colin Welland. Plus Billy Bragg on his lyrics. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Danny Boyle
Interviewed Guest:
Hugh Hudson
Interviewed Guest:
Ken Loach
Interviewed Guest:
Billy Bragg

Question Time

29/10/2015

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Parliament

David Dimbleby presents topical debate from Edinburgh. On the panel are Keith Brown MSP, Annabel Goldie MSP, Kezia Dugdale MSP, Billy Bragg and Merryn Somerset Webb. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Dimbleby
Panellist:
Keith Brown
Panellist:
Annabel Goldie
Panellist:
Kezia Dugdale
Panellist:
Billy Bragg
Series Editor:
Nicolai Gentchev
Executive Producer:
Hayley Valentine

The One Show

11/02/2014

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Matt and Alex are joined by the star of Midsomer Murders, Neil Dudgeon. Tony Livesey investigates the validity of crime statistics and Billy Bragg on the man that started skiffle. Show more

The One Show

06/03/2013

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorks & Lincs

Matt and Alex are joined by Olivia Newton John and Billy Bragg. Plus, animals lend a hand to the fire service and John Sergeant unwraps treasures that have been lost in the post. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matt Baker
Presenter:
Alex Jones
Participant:
Justin Rowlatt
Participant:
John Sergeant
Interviewed Guest:
Billy Bragg
Producer:
Richard Park

Question Time

10/04/2014

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Parliament

David Dimbleby presents Question Time from West London, with Sajid Javid MP, Harriet Harman MP, Kirsty Williams AM, Billy Bragg and Sir Martin Sorrell. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Dimbleby
Panellist:
Sajid Javid
Panellist:
Harriet Harman
Panellist:
Kirsty Williams
Panellist:
Billy Bragg
Panellist:
Martin Sorrell
Series Editor:
Nicolai Gentchev
Executive Producer:
Hayley Valentine

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Billy Bragg on how one song - Rock Island Line - kickstarted the skiffle craze in 50s Britain and gave birth to the great British bands of the 60s. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Billy Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Winick
Interviewed Guest:
Chas McDevitt
Interviewed Guest:
Hylda Sims
Interviewed Guest:
Jeff Place
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Donegan
Interviewed Guest:
Ron Gould
Producer:
Celia Moore
Director:
George Scott

Duration: 59 minutes

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

A profile of Woody Guthrie, one of America's legendary songwriters - a tale of survival, creativity and reinvention. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Billy Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Nora Guthrie
Interviewed Guest:
Arlo Guthrie
Director:
Todd Austin
Executive Producer:
Min Clough

Brian Pern

Brian Pern: A Life in Rock

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Spoof documentary following ageing rock star Brian Pern. Brian reunites with his Thotch bandmates to discuss the making of their first ever jukebox musical, Stowe Boys. Show more

Contributors

Brian Pern:
Simon Day
John Farrow:
Michael Kitchen
Eddie Mount: Drummer:
Al Murray
Michael Banks:
Philip Pope
Various:
Rhys Thomas
Tony Pebblé:
Nigel Havers
Kathy Lette:
Lucy Montgomery
Ali Qu'ack:
Darius Mortazavi
Young Brian Pern:
Martin Freeman
Director of musical:
Kathy Burke
Young Pat Quid:
Will Sharpe
Young Tony Pebblé:
Jack Whitehall
Groupie Angie:
Lotte Rice
Groupie Sam:
Claudia Evans
Ned, Brian Pern's driver:
Tony Way
Young John:
Justyn Thomas
Young Mike:
Felix Taylor
DC Mike Northwood:
Phil Cornwell
DC Karen Bovis:
Julia Deakin
Himself:
Alan Yentob
Himself:
Billy Bragg
Himself:
Tim Rice
Writer:
Simon Day
Producer:
Rhys Thomas
Director:
Rhys Thomas
Executive Producer:
Richard Webb