Brian Pern: A Life in Rock

March 2017
20:00

March 29, 2017

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As further tribute to Brian Pern who died last month, Brian Pern Night continues with Brian Pern at the BBC, featuring some of the musician's greatest Top of the Pops performances with some poorly written captions underneath.
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March 29, 2017

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Following the recent death of musician Brian Pern and in a change to the scheduled programme, award-winning film-maker Rhys Thomas OBE presents an exclusive, cobbled-together tribute to the star with whoever he could get hold of at short notice. Including friends, lovers, fans and his dentist.
January 2016
40:00

January 28, 2016

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The original Thotch line-up are forced to reform after they are sued by their former manager Basil Steel for non-payment of royalties. Although Brian refuses at first, when he is informed that guitarist Pat Quid has dementia, he decides to throw in the towel to help out an old friend - but there are problems ahead when for...
30:00

January 21, 2016

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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 f...
30:00

January 14, 2016

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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 -...
November 2015
30:00

November 12, 2015

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The final episode of the series follows Brian Pern as he records a charity Christmas record in aid of bi-polar polar bears. Brian's health problems come to a head when he discovers that he has invested millions in an aggressive tax avoidance scheme and the HMRC want their money back. This isn't going to be a Merry Christma...
30:00

November 5, 2015

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It is the tenth anniversary of the twentieth anniversary of the fifth anniversary of the first anniversary of the non-release of his solo album - Brian Pern's Musical Version of the Day of the Triffids. To celebrate, Brian plans to stage the entire album live from the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro with a host of special guests...
October 2015
30:00

October 29, 2015

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Brian Pern is an ageing rock star and former frontman of the progressive rock group Thotch. He and his bandmates reunite to discuss the making of their first ever jukebox musical, Stowe Boys. This is not easy as they hate each other.
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