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Roll Over Beethoven

1 9 8 4 – 1 9 8 6 (UK)
13 x 30 minute episodes

Crusty retired headmaster Oliver Purcell (Richard Vernon) was not amused to hear that legendary heavy metal star Nigel Cochrane (Nigel Planer) had decided to give up touring (with his band ‘Graf Spee’) and was intending to move into his staid, peaceful village.

He was even more disturbed when his own daughter, Belinda (Liza Goddard), began to give Nigel piano lessons. Despite many years on the road, Nigel could not read or write music.

Belinda, usually the dutiful, demure daughter, hardly seemed the type to turn the head of a rock legend, but turn it she did and an unlikely romance ensued.

Belinda also supported Nigel by writing songs with his pal Marvin (Emlyn Price). Eventually, she cut her own album and Dad, despite his bluster, was really quite pleased.

Nigel Cochrane
Nigel Planer
Belinda Purcell
Liza Goddard
Oliver Purcell
Richard Vernon
Desmond McNamara
Emlyn Price
Mrs Tibbs
Hilda Fenemore
Mrs Beckett
Merelina Kendall