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The Life of Rock with Brian Pern

Series 1

The Life of Rock with Brian Pern

  • Birth of Rock

    A journey to the centre of prog-rock and beyond with Brian Pern. To begin, he asks who was the smartest band and reminisces about dressing up as a crab.

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  • Middle Age of Rock

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

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  • Death of Rock

    Rock colossus Brian Pern looks at what breaks up bands, from drink and drugs to creative tension, and reviews the state of music today.

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Brian Pern

Series 2

Brian Pern

  • Birth Of Rock

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

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  • Death Of Rock

    Spoof documentary following ageing rocker Brian Pern. Brian records a charity Christmas record in aid of bipolar polar bears.

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  • Middle Age Of Rock

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