Parents Of The Band, 2008

Parents Of The Band was a BBC sitcom that ran for just 6 episodes in 2008.

It’s a surprise it only managed 6 episodes as there was some seriously established heavy weights from the world of TV comedy behind it.  It was co-created by Jimmy Nail  of Auf Wiedersehen Pet fame, produced by Charlie Hanson whose successes included Desmond’s, Chef and The Big Impression.  To top that the scripts were edited by comedy scriptwriting royalty Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais whose huge successes included The Likely Lads and Porridge.  There was also theme music composed by Jimmy Nail and Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet).

Summary

Phil Parker is the Father of Jack , a drummer in a teen band with a number of his friends.

Recently separated from his wife Marketa, Phil was in a ‘one-hit wonder’ band in the 1980s, with the song “I Cry”.

Whilst Jack and his band are happy simply jamming and have fun, their parents have other plans, not because they disapprove, but because they also want to be a part of the rock-star lifestyle.

Ultimately the band enter into a talent contest.

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Cast

Jimmy Nail – Phil Parker
Peter Losasso – Jack Parker
David Barseghian – Eddie
Franz Drameh _ Granville
Michael Karim – Adi
Geoffrey McGivern – Kipper
Colin McFarlane – Ashton
Niky Wardley – Sandy
Nicola Hughes – Carmen

Details

Channel: BBC1
Created By: Jimmy Nail and Tarquin Gotch
Written By: David Cummings, Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Produced By: Charlie Hanson
Executive Producers: Jimmy Nail and Tarquin Gotch
Original Transmission Dates: 28th November 2008 – 9th January 2009

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