Brian Appleton's History Of Rock 'n' Roll

Comedy series in which a disgruntled media studies lecturer, who single-handedly changed the face of rock musicl but, thanks to the ingratitude of rock stars, has been eradicated from history books, sets right the wrongs done to him.

Written and performed by Graham Fellows, additional material Rex Brough.

Episodes

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A Lot Of Knowledge20040804 BT=2345 (BBC7)
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Brian Appleton, the forgotten Thompson Twin, describes how rock 'n' roll can be a cruel mistress...

01Eight Miles Low2001091920040630 BT=2345 (BBC7)
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Graham Fellowes' spoof rock history lectures, including how fear of flying led to the birth of Psychedelia!

Graham Fellows' spoof rock history lectures, including how fear of flying led to the birth of Psychedelia!.

In a series of lectures, rock musicologist and part-time media studies tutor Brian Appleton attempts to assert his rightful place in the music history books.

Charting the beginnings of Brian's influence on the rock world when, as a young boy, he met apprentice gravedigger Rod Stewart in Highgate cemetery and, with the help of a maggot, gave him the idea for Maggie May...

A six-part comedy series written and performed by Graham Fellows.

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2001.

Revealing how fear of flying led to the birth of psychedelia. From September 2001.

Series of spoof music lectures

Spoof music lecture revealing how fear of flying led to the birth of psychedelia.

Stars Graham Fellows.

Revealing how fear of flying led to the birth of psychedelia.

How fear of flying led to the birth of Psychedelia!

Graham Fellowes' spoof rock history lectures, including how fear of flying led to the birth of Psychedelia!

Spoof rock history lectures, including how fear of flying led to the birth of Psychedelia.

Written and performed by Graham Fellows, additional material Rex Brough.

Spoof music lecture revealing how fear of flying led to the birth of psychedelia. Stars Graham Fellows. From September 2001.

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02Consider Yourself Dumped Upon2001092620040707 BT=2330 (BBC7)
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Rock musicologist and part-time media studies tutor Brian Appleton reveals more big names in rock who have a lot to thank him for.

Brian performs the first progressive rock song ever written, and reveals he inadvertently encouraged the Who to smash up their equipment and was instrumental in Phil Collins becoming the lead singer in Genesis.

A six-part comedy series written and performed by Graham Fellows.

Producer: Dawn Ellis

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2001.

The Brummie musicologist reveals some big rock names who have a lot to thank him for.

Series of spoof music lectures

The Brummie musicologist reveals some big rock names have a lot to thank him for. Stars Graham Fellows. From September 2001.

Stars Graham Fellows.

The musicologist reveals how some of rock's biggest names have a lot to thank him for.

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Graham Fellows reveals how some of rock's biggest names have a lot to thank him for. Episode 2 of 6.

Consider Yourself Dumped Upon: Brian Appleton explains how he single-handedly changed the face of rock music. Episode 2 of 6.

Eight Miles Low: Graham Fellows' spoof rock history lectures, including how fear of flying led to the birth of Psychedelia! Episode 1 of 6.

03Come Up And See Me2001100320040714 BT=2330 (BBC7)
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20191029 (BBC7)

The Brummie musicologist reveals some big rock names who have a lot to thank him for.

Series of spoof music lectures

The Brummie musicologist reveals some big rock names who have a lot to thank him for. Stars Graham Fellows. From October 2001.

The Brummie musicologist reveals some big rock names have a lot to thank him for.

Stars Graham Fellows.

The Brummie musicologist reveals how some of rock's biggest names have a lot to thank him for.

The Brummie musicologist reveals how rock's biggest names have a lot to thank him for.

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Brian Appleton explains how he single-handedly changed the face of rock music.

04Kajaboohoo2001101020040721 (BBC7)
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The Brummie musicologist reveals what he didn't do on the music scene in the 1980s.

Series of spoof music lectures

The Brummie musicologist reveals what he didn't do on the 1980s music scene. Stars Graham Fellows. From October 2001.

Graham Fellows' Brummie musicologist reveals what he didn't do on the music scene in the 1980s.

This time, what he didn't do in the '80s.

Stars Graham Fellows.

The Brummie musicologist reveals what he didn't do on the 1980s music scene.

Graham Fellows' Brummie musicologist reveals what he didn't do on the music scene in the 1980s.

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The Brummie musicologist reveals what he didn't do on the 1980s music scene. Stars Graham Fellows. From October 2001.

05My Turn To Be Poorly2001101720040728 BT=2345 (BBC7)
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The Brummie musicologist reveals the impact of so many rock legends dying at the age of 27.

The Brummie musicologist reveals the impact of so many rock legends dying aged 27.

Graham Fellows' Brummie musicologist reveals the impact of so many deaths of rock legends at 27.

The Brummie musicologist reveals the impact of so many rock legends dying at the age of 27. Stars Graham Fellows. From October 2001.

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Series of spoof music lectures

Brian Appleton explains how he single-handedly changed the face of rock music.

My Turn to Be Poorly: Graham Fellows' Brummie musicologist reveals the impact of so many deaths of rock legends at 27.

Kajaboohoo: Graham Fellows' Brummie musicologist reveals what he didn't do on the music scene in the 1980s. Episode 4 of 6.

06 LASTA Lot Of Knowledge Is A Dangerous Thing2001102420040804 (BBC7)
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The Brummie musicologist and forgotten Thompson Twin shows why rock 'n' roll is a cruel mistress.

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This lecture tells his own unique true story of the Christmas songs of fellow rockers who have dumped on him from a massive height.

Inevitably, Brian's own bitter Christmas pasts permeate the lecture, and he rounds off the festivities with a rendition of his own Christmas hit - demonstrating to the world how a seasonal song should really sound.