One of the lesser known deaths in recent months was that of the Thotch frontman and Simon Day lookalike Brian Pern.
In tribute to the late prog rocker, actor Rhys Thomas presents this profile of the star, including his final prophetic interview and the detailing of his final album, Heaven Calling, which was released just 271 days after his 66th birthday. There are also contributions from his foul-mouthed manager John Farrow (not to be confused with the similarly-looking actor Michael Kitchen), Pern’s ex-wives, and other noted figures such as Peter Davison, who comments that Pern was the worst actor ever to appear in Doctor Who.
This tribute is followed by a selection of Pern’s highlights on the BBC.
Brian Pern: A Tribute is on BBC Four at 22.00.
Brian Pern at the BBC is on BBC Four at 22.40.