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The Life of Rock with Brian Pern: Middle Age of Rock
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This second episode, about the “middle ages” of rock, is even funnier than the first – especially if you’re sufficiently middle aged to understand all the 70s and 80s references. There’s a greater emphasis on doctored archive footage than on semi-improvised skits this time, but we’re treated to an appearance from Noel Edmonds, while Red Dwarf’s Danny John-Jules pops up thinly disguised as the ubiquitous Nile Rodgers.
Tom Jones’s interminable note-hold and Phil Collins massacring Stairway to Heaven are particular highlights. Be warned, however: there’s some fruity language; from Nigel “potty mouth” Havers no less.
The host profiles a selection of rock stars who, like himself, applied their creative energies to acting, charity singles and protest songs. Plus, former Top of the Pops presenter Noel Edmonds reveals how Russians tried to take down the aircraft carrying Phil Collins from Wembley to Philadelphia during Live Aid in 1985. Spoof rock documentary, starring Simon Day.
Cast & Crew
Eddie Mount: Drummer
Dancer/Voice of Tracy
Pern Band: Guitarist
Pern Band: Bassist
Voice of SAS soldier
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