The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star

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Original run: November 1998 – December 1998

Country of origin: UK

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Network: Channel 4 UK

Watched by: 15 of 675 992 0%

Total running time: 4 hours 18 minutes

Episode duration: 43 minutes

IMDB rating: 8.1 of 10 257 rating: 6.031 of 10 72

MyShows rating: 3.67 of 5 3


A six-part satirical take on the music world centered around a young Glasgow band - Jocks Wa Hey - as they struggle to find success. The unlikely chart-toppers who form Jocks Wa Hey are Jez, the cocky lead singer, his best pal Psycho, the unkempt, scuzzy little bass player; Wullie 'The Bigot' MacBoyne, psychopathic drummer, the hard-hitting, ballsy lead guitarist Joe Nardone and Fiona, DSS Officer by day and Queen of Electronica by night. Across six episodes they recruit new members, revolutionize their sound, acquire management, arrange a showcase gig, get signed, record a hopeless album and somehow manage to get to the top of the charts.

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