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Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

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

An adaptation of the classic Virginia Woolf novel. A woman struggles to come to terms with the amorous feelings that a close platonic friend clearly holds for her. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Clarissa Dalloway:
Vanessa Redgrave
Young Clarissa:
Natascha McElhone
Septimus Warren Smith:
Rupert Graves
Peter Walsh:
Michael Kitchen
Young Peter:
Alan Cox
Sally Selton, Lady Rosseter:
Sarah Badel
Young Sally:
Lena Headey
Richard Dalloway:
John Standing
Young Richard:
Robert Portal
Producer:
Stephen Bayly

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

Brian Pern

A Tribute

Duration: 40 minutes

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

Following the death of musician Brian Pern, film-maker Rhys Thomas presents an exclusive, cobbled-together tribute to the star with whoever he could get hold of at short notice. Show more

Contributors

Brian Pern:
Simon Day
John Farrow:
Michael Kitchen
Tony Pebble:
Nigel Havers
Basil Steel:
Alan Ford
Himself:
Monty Don
Himself:
David Arnold
Himself:
Mike Read
Himself:
Mike Batt
Roy Baker-Thomas:
Matt Lucas
Cindi Batt:
Jane Asher
Producer:
Rhys Thomas
Director:
Rhys Thomas
Executive Producer:
Ben Caudell
Writer:
Tony Way

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

Duration: 2 hours, 10 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Thriller. When an engineer is kidnapped in Latin America, his wife hires a professional negotiator to secure his release, but they become attracted to each other. Show more

Contributors

Formats

Screen One

Series 1

Ball Trap on the Cote Sauvage

Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Comedy drama set on a camp site in southern France, featuring a diverse assortment of characters.

Contributors

Joe Marriot:
Jack Shepherd
Sarah Marriot:
Zoe Wanamaker
Tom Marriot:
James Groves
Topless:
Peter Howitt
Smiley Face:
Michael Kitchen
Director:
Jack Gold

White Heat

Episode 6: The Sea of Trees

Duration: 59 minutes

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

Drama. It is 1990 and the flat is for sale; Orla organises one last reunion for the flatmates. Back in the present, the last surviving flatmate arrives. Show more

Contributors

Alan (Present day):
Paul Copley
Lilly (Present day):
Lindsay Duncan
Charlotte:
Claire Foy
Jack (Present day):
Michael Kitchen
Victor (Present day):
Hugh Quarshie
Charlotte (Present day):
Juliet Stevenson
Jay (Present day):
Ramon Tikaram
Orla (Present day):
Sorcha Cusack
Producer:
Elinor Day

Genres

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

Brian Pern

The Life of Rock with Brian Pern

Episode 1: Birth of Rock

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Brian Pern takes an imagined journey through the last 50 years of rock music. He investigates its prehistoric origins and reminisces about dressing up as a crab. Show more

Contributors

Brian Pern:
Simon Day
Various:
Rhys Thomas
Tony Pebble:
Nigel Havers
Ray Baker Thomas:
Matt Lucas
John Farrow:
Michael Kitchen
Toddy Chunks Burnett:
Winston Garvey
Mulligan:
Vic Reeves
Michael Banks:
Philip Pope
Mickey Murray:
Michael Smiley
Captain Cupnutz:
Tony Way
Writer:
Simon Day
Director:
Rhys Thomas
Producer:
Rhys Thomas
Executive Producer:
Saurabh Kakkar

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 1

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Spoof rockumentary series. Brian is making a comeback - he's appearing on Desert Island Discs and at the the Isle of Wight Festival, he has a new album, a new look and a new wife. Show more

Contributors

Brian Pern:
Simon Day
John Farrow:
Michael Kitchen
Documentary Director:
Rhys Thomas
Michael Banks:
Philip Pope
Tony Pebblé:
Nigel Havers
Astrid Maddox Pern:
Suranne Jones
Pepita Sanchez:
Lucy Montgomery
Ned, Brian Pern's Driver:
Tony Way
Band Member:
Dean Thomas
Band Member:
David Cummings
Band Member:
Stephen Holbrook
Serge Maddox:
Lloyd Day
Perry Boothe:
John Thomson
Train Driver:
Lorraine Cheshire
Herself:
Kirsty Young
Himself:
Martin Kemp
Himself:
Rick Wakeman
Himself:
Chas Hodges
Himself:
Dave Peacock
Writer:
Simon Day
Producer:
Rhys Thomas
Director:
Rhys Thomas
Executive Producer:
Richard Webb

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

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Rhys Thomas interviews Gary and Martin Kemp about their lives and careers following Spandau Ballet’s 40th anniversary celebrations in this spoof documentary. Show more

Contributors

Himself:
Gary Kemp
Himself:
Martin Kemp
Presenter:
Rhys Thomas
Ross Kemp:
Perry Benson
Himself:
Alan Ford
Herself:
Shirlie Kemp
President's Wife:
Shelley Longworth
Himself:
Daniel Mays
Rag N Bone Man:
Tony Way
Producer:
Rhys Thomas
Director:
Rhys Thomas
Executive Producer:
Ben Caudell

Genres

Brian Pern

Brian Pern: A Life in Rock

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

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