The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star (1998– )

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An up-and-coming Glasgow based rock band are faced the harsh realities of the music industry on their journey to becoming the next big thing.

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 Jez MacAllister (6 episodes, 1998)
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 Fiona Johnstone (6 episodes, 1998)
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 Marty Claymore (6 episodes, 1998)
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 Slick Sloan (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Sheena (3 episodes, 1998)
Graham De Banzie ...
 Eddie (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Shanice (2 episodes, 1998)
Nifa Hindes ...
 Caz (2 episodes, 1998)
Nishan Hindes ...
 Zaz (2 episodes, 1998)
Mark Robb ...
 Good Looking Youth (2 episodes, 1998)
Anthony Strachan ...
 Kevin Dick (2 episodes, 1998)
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An up-and-coming Glasgow based rock band are faced the harsh realities of the music industry on their journey to becoming the next big thing.

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"Nice arse."
19 January 2014 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Sweet, lighthearted, punchy and pacy, this is a worthy and hugely enjoyable update on the "Rock Follies" concept that delivers plenty of laughs. I loved it the when it first came out, watched again recently, and I reckon it still stands up as fine, funny satire on the pleasures and pitfalls of the pursuit of pop success. The scripts are clever and witty, the cast is great, the photography, editing, direction and production design are distinctive and add greatly to the impact of the show - I especially love the montage of the band going hog-wild spending their record company advance, which is overlaid with a counter graphic that adds up how much money they're wasting. The original songs are pretty good, and of course there's the added attraction some very funny cameo appearances by real rock stars and music industry faces like Chrissie Hynde and Noel Gallagher. Some viewers might have a little trouble negotiating the Glasgow accents (myself, I could listen to them all night) but if that's not a problem for you then I reckon you're probably going to love this series. A wee gem.


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