8.0/10
59
1 user

Brian Pern: A Tribute (2017)

A spoof documentary paying tribute to the late rock star Brian Pern.

Director:

Rhys Thomas

Writers:

Rhys Thomas, Simon Day (with) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Mockumentary following aging rock star Brian Pern, former front-man of the legendary 1970s progressive rock group Thotch.

Stars: Simon Day, Lucy Montgomery, Rhys Thomas
The Fast Show (1994–2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

UK comedy sketch show depicting most forms of stereotypical British society.

Stars: Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, Arabella Weir
Shooting Stars (1993–2011)
Comedy | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Comedy panel game show hosted by anarchic surrealist comic duo Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer.

Stars: Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Ulrika Jonsson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Sketches on the themes of class and gender, with the occasional spoof thrown in.

Stars: Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse, Sophie Winkleman
Phoenix Nights (2001–2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The misadventures of club owner Brian Potter who is determined to make The Phoenix Club the best working men's club in Greater Manchester.

Stars: Peter Kay, Dave Spikey, Justin Moorhouse
Hi-de-Hi! (1980–1988)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Comic goings on in this series set in an English holiday camp called Maplins. The title comes from the camp's greeting, which the staff are meant to say with enthusiasm but all too often ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Shane, Ruth Madoc, Jeffrey Holland
Unforgiven (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Yorkshire award-winning crime drama by Sally Wainwright following a young woman's release from prison after 15 or 16 years time served for murdering two police officers. All she wants now is to find her younger sister.

Stars: Suranne Jones, Emily Beecham, Matthew McNulty
Fawlty Towers (1975–1979)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away.

Stars: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs
Only Fools and Horses (1981–2003)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Comedy that follows two brothers from London's rough Peckham estate as they wheel and deal through a number of dodgy deals and search for the big score that'll make them millionaires.

Stars: David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Roger Lloyd Pack
A Touch of Cloth (2012–2014)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

DCI Jack Cloth and DC Anne Oldman are paired to investigate a series of grisly murders done by a devious killer.

Stars: John Hannah, Suranne Jones, Navin Chowdhry
Falling (TV Movie 2005)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Henry Kent (Michael Kitchen) meets writer Daisy Langrish (Dame Penelope Wilton) and offers to take care of her overgrown garden. A relationship develops, but Mr. Kent is fooling no one but Daisy.

Director: Tristram Powell
Stars: Michael Kitchen, Penelope Wilton, Micaiah Dring
Save Me (TV Series 2018)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

On a tireless quest to find his missing daughter Jody, Nelly will go to any length to uncover the truth and he'll discover more about himself and those around him than he could have ever ... See full summary »

Stars: Lennie James, Stephen Graham, Suranne Jones
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Day Simon Day ... Brian Pern
Michael Kitchen ... John Farrow
Phil Collins ... Phil Collins
Suranne Jones ... Astrid Kemp
Jane Asher ... Cindy Batt
Lucy Montgomery ... Pepita Sanchez
Nigel Havers ... Tony Pebblé
Paul Whitehouse ... Pat Quid
Dave Cummings Dave Cummings ... John (as David Cummings)
Philip Pope Philip Pope ... Michael Banks
David Baddiel ... Danny Dyer
Tony Way ... Ned
Shanta Patel Shanta Patel ... Brian's Dentist
Rhys Thomas ... Rhys Thomas OBE
Gavin Esler ... Gavin Esler
Edit

Storyline

A spoof documentary paying tribute to the late rock star Brian Pern.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 2017 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

BBC Studios See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Sir Anthony Hopkins and Christopher Eccleston appeared in Thor: The Dark World (2013). See more »

Connections

Edited from Doctor Who: The Visitation: Part Three (1982) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The life of rock
5 April 2017 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

The year 2016 was a kick in the teeth with the rock legends lost to us. David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Prince, George Michael amongst others. 2017 has already given us a punch in the gut with the loss of Chuck Berry and now prog rock master, Brian Pern.

What was his final interview with Rhys Thomas is now a celebration quickly cobbled up by the BBC.

Pern died in a tragic Segway accident, this tribute is introduced by admirer and rival Phil Collins, who seems more interested in flogging his autobiography.

The program goes through Pern's highs and lows both in his professional and personal life. His divorce from his first wife after he caught Mike Batt doing an Orinoco Flow on her.

The ill advised attempt to get into acting. Pern played a Doctor Who villain in the days of John-Nathan Turner's tenure as a producer where a star guest was bought in for every story, almost like the star of the week in the The Morecambe & Wise show. Pern was clearly nervous and kept repeating his lines.

Then there was the misconceived collaboration with ska legends Madness for the James Bond theme song, The Living Daylights. Cubby Broccoli vetoed the song and bought in A-ha instead.

Not to forget his expensive lawsuit against his record company which turns out that he actually owned, so he sued himself to get out from a record contract.

Still there were good times with his plasticine inspired hit videos, his rebirth in the 1990s with the Madchester pop scene and now after his death, his records have been re-released. Thotch are embarking on a tribute concert with Mike Batt as the guest vocalist and lots of Wombling around.

However just as their are rumours of Elvis being seen regularly down the chip shop, some people maintain Pern is actually in the Brazilian rain forest gigging with Sting or heaven forbid even with Peter Gabriel.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed