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Rock Profile

Rock Profile

A spoof interview show in which major pop/rock artists are quizzed about their life and work. The interviewer is Jamie Theakston and the cast of famous stars (including Elton John, George Michael, U2, Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey, Bucks Fizz, Blur and Sean Ryder) are all played by Matt Lucas and David Walliams.

Sometimes cruel and unfair but undeniably funny, Rock Profile took a machete to the egos, pomposity, eccentricity and grumpiness of mega-rich stars. Theakston acquitted himself well as the hapless interviewer facing the outrageous behaviour of his interviewees, and Lucas and Walliams turned in some credible impersonations.

Notes. The show originated on BBC cable/satellite channel UK Play (later Play UK), where considerably more than six episodes have been screened. The first series there, 13 editions, was launched on 7 June 1999; a second, a further 13, ran from 4 September 2000.

A highlights compilation, The Best Of Rock Profile, was screened by BBC2 on 30 December 2001.

Episode Info

Final: S02-Special -- Rock The Blind (Nov/17/2001)

Gary Barlow and Ronan Keating assembled a unique group of talented musicians and singers to record a single to help some charity or other. Rock the Blind tells this selfless and moving story. A spoof of charuty singles and events such as 'Live Aid' and the 'Perfect Day' video.
David WalliamsDavid Walliams
As Various
Jamie TheakstonJamie Theakston
As Himself
Matt LucasMatt Lucas
As Various


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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: BBC TWO ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: June, 1999
Ended: December, 2001
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