The Life Of Rock – the new mockumentary from Rhys Thomas and Simon Day – starts tonight on BBC Four.
We first told you about the show a while back now, and have been itching to see the results ever since. It features Simon Day as spoof 70s rock god Brian Pern, and pays homage to an era ripe for parody, and several noteworthy stars of the era have lined up to put their tongues firmly in their cheeks.
Queen’s Roger Taylor, prog legend Rick Wakeman and perhaps the biggest influence on Pern – Peter Gabriel – join a series of comedy legends in the show.
These include TVO regulars Michael Smiley, Tony Way, Lucy Montgomery and Steve Burge, as well as Vic Reeves & Bob Mortimer, Paul Whitehouse, Danny John Jules and Matt Lucas. Don’t worry – we’re salivating at that line-up too.
The show airs at 10pm on BBC Four this evening, having moved from its previously announced Wednesday slot, and will be available on iPlayer after transmission. Rhys also appeared on both BBC Breakfast and Radcliffe & Maconie this morning to discuss the show, and you can catch his interview with the latter over yonder soon. The trailer for the show can be seen below.