The Life of Rock

Danny appears in new BBC4 comedy.

28 February, 2014

We're a bit late in catching up with this one - as it's a tucked-away BBC Four sleeper hit that's caught most people on the hop - but if you get yourself over to iPlayer sharpish, you've got a few days left to catch Danny John-Jules in one of the funniest things that's been on British TV so far this year. And okay, it's only February, but there have already been a fair few very funny things on British TV so far this year.

The Life of Rock

The Life of Rock with Brian Pern is a series of three spoof documentaries, written by The Fast Show's Rhys Thomas and Simon Day (no, not the one from Holoship), and starring the latter as the titular fictional rock god. The series sees Brian charting a unique - and somewhat confusing - parallel history of rock music, with a ridiculously star-studded and eclectic supporting cast playing either other fictional musicians, or themselves.

Among an array of guests that includes Matt Lucas, Paul Whitehouse, Bob Mortimer, Vic Reeves, Nigel Havers, Noel Edmonds, Jools Holland and Peter Gabriel, Danny appears in the show's second episode ("The Middle Age of Rock") as Chic guitarist and legendary producer Nile Rodgers (originally known, according to Brian Pern, as "Nigel"). There's a further Dwarf connection, too, as some of you might recognise Polymorph's Frances Barber in a fleeting appearance.

If you're quick, you can still catch episode two of The Life of Rock on the BBC iPlayer - it's available to watch until 10.29pm on Monday 3rd March. We don't know yet if there's a DVD release of the series planned, but if we hear any news we'll let you know.

Find out more and see clips at the BBC website!

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