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Brian Pern: A Life in Rock

PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:10 pm
by AndyM
Spoof 'biography' of a musician based very squarely on Peter Gabriel.

Have we discussed this before here ? The three episodes of the second series are on the iPlayer at present, and I do find it hysterically funny. Then feel a bit guilty for doing so, as viewed from another angle it's all smug in-jokes aimed at people just life me. But oh, it's funny.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b04vf5g4

Re: Brian Pern: A Life in Rock

PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:12 pm
by john poole
Rather "hit and miss" I thought, but certainly worth watching. The manager (Michael Kitchen?) is the star turn for me.

Re: Brian Pern: A Life in Rock

PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:11 pm
by AndyM
Yes, he's great.

Some of the best (and almost missable) jokes have been in the captions - Annie Nightingale labelled 'Fearne Cotton' for example.

Re: Brian Pern: A Life in Rock

PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:40 pm
by alister prince
Sort of dipped in and out of it. Like you John, I thought it a tad patchy. MK was a real highlight. Also it had some great lines, eg musician saying 'I didn't go to Eton to...'
Well worth the dip.
Aly

Re: Brian Pern: A Life in Rock

PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:10 am
by Jamie Renton
Following the positive comments here, I made an extra special effort to watch last night's episode. (by which I mean I couldn't be bothered to turn the telly off after Detectorists) and on the whole, I'm glad I did.

It's patchy and does at times feel a bit like a sketch stretched to ludicrous lengths, but there were enough laughs and music fan-boy references to lead to my probably not bothering to turn the telly off after Detectorists again next week.

I suspect there were a good few references I missed too, having never been (heaven forefend) a Genesis fan.

Yes, the manager character is good and I also liked Michael Smiley's psycho roadie ("Tangerine Dream? We did f***in' dream of tangerines when I was growing up. We didn't f***in' have any. Cos we were living in a f***in' warzone, in Belfast")

Re: Brian Pern: A Life in Rock

PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:14 am
by john poole

Re: Brian Pern: A Life in Rock

PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:31 am
by AndyM
Deserves a mention in the Obituaries segment, surely.

Re: Brian Pern: A Life in Rock

PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:25 am
by Chris P
where's the like button?