Spoof Prog Icon Brian Pern Returning To TV (A Top Story)

On Wednesday Spoof Prog Icon Brian Pern Returning To TV was a top story. Here is the recap: (Prog) Spoof prog icon Brian Pern will return for a third BBC series later this year, the corporation have confirmed. Simon Day's character will mark 45 years of making music and lead a reunion of his band Thotch in the run of three episodes, which also features co-stars Paul Whitehouse, Nigel Havers and others.

A list of big-name guest stars will be announced in due course, along with details of a series of short clips based around the rest of the BBC's musical output.

Pern says: "I am so delighted to be back on BBC Four to help sell more copies of my new orchestral greatest hits album, tickets for the Thotch reunion shows - and to remind people how I shaped rock music over the last 45 years."

Co-creator Rhys Thomas says: "I'm thrilled that Brian Pern is returning, though it's been hard to celebrate since receiving death threats from certain members of Genesis and a mechanic from Mike and The Mechanics." Read more - here.

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