The Young Person's Guide To Becoming A Rock Star

The Young Person's Guide To Becoming A Rock Star

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The Young Person's Guide To Becoming A Rock Star

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The Young Person's Guide To Becoming A Rock Star was a successful British comedy series, which aired on Channel 4 in 1998.

It was a six-part satirical take on the music industry, written by BAFTA award-winner Bryan Elsley. The plot centered around a young Glaswegian band - Jocks Wa Hey - as they struggle to find success.

The series won the 'Best Drama Serial' award at the 1999 RTS Television Awards and, that same year, writer Bryan Esley was nominated in the RTS 'Best Writer' category for the series.

It was remade as My Guide To Becoming A Rock Star, a short-lived American/Canadian series that starred Oliver Hudson and was made for the now defunct The WB Television Network.


The series followed the ups and downs of a young Glaswegian band called 'Jocks-Wa-Hey' and their attempts to 'make it' in the tough and uncompromising world of the music industry.

The five piece band consisted of: the charismatic Jez MacAllister (CiarĂ¡n McMenamin) on vocals - our guide through the painful process of becoming a rock'n'roll star; his best pal, bass player 'Psycho' (Duncan Marwick), a disorganised student who is the complete opposite of his nickname; drummer Wullie MacBoyne (Stephen McCole), a mean looking psychopath, known as 'Bigot' to his mates; the insatiable and hard-hitting Joe Nardone (Nicola Stapleton) on lead guitar, with more 'balls' and arrogance than the rest of the band put together; and finally Jez's cool-headed welfare officer and electric keyboards wizard, Fiona...
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