“Brian Pern” documentary ft Roger Taylor – new series


Starts tonight at 10. Rock fans will enjoy – by comedy writer/film maker Rhys Thomas.

Brian Pern
BBC Four 22:00
14 January 2016

Brian Pern

Ageing rocker Brian Pern presents his guide to The Life of Rock from prehistoric man to the present day in a spoof three-part chronology of some of the biggest moments in rock history.

Episode 1 [of 3]
Brian Pern, Brian Pern: 45 Years of Prog and Roll

After a year out of the public eye following his heart attack, Brian is making a major comeback and has allowed award-winning film maker Rhys Thomas access all areas. Not only is Brian 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 who is half his age – Astrid Maddox Pern. Taking her advice, Brian sacks his picky manager John Farrow by fax and lets her take over. She quickly says yes to every offer going, including an appearance at the Thotch Convention Cruise with annoying fan club president, Perry.

Episode 2 – NEXT THURSDAY 22:00
Brian Pern, Brian Pern: 45 Years of Prog and Roll Episode 2 of 3

As Brian has been inducted into the USA Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, director Rhys Thomas explores how Brian broke America with the success of his classic album Shelf Life. He goes behind the scenes of the album’s creation and looks at the real events in Brian’s life that inspired the hit songs, both good and bad. He also follows Brian back to Los Angeles where he is reunited with his family and ex-wife after more than a decade.