‘King Rocker’ is now available to rent/buy for the first time ever

To celebrate 3 years since the acclaimed filmKing Rocker’  premiered on Sky Arts and Robin Ince noticed that “the whole country is watching King Rocker”  we will be making the film available internationally on that exact same day. From today everyone, anywhere, will be able to watch.

Comedian Stewart Lee and director Michael Cumming (Brass Eye, Toast Of London) investigate a missing piece of punk history. Robert Lloyd, best known for fronting cult Birmingham band’s The Prefects and The Nightingales, has survived under the radar survived under the radar for over four decades.

“One of my all-time favourite rock docs” Mark Kermode, BBC

“It’s warm, it’s funny, it’s fascinating” Radcliffe and Maconie, BBC6 Music 

But how, if at all, does Robert want to be remembered? The anti-rockumentary ‘King Rocker’  weaves the story of Birmingham’s undervalued underdog autodidact into that of the city’s forgotten public sculpture of King Kong, eschewing the celebrity interview and archive-raid approach for a free-associating bricolage of Indian food, bewildered chefs, vegetable gardening, prescription medicines, pop stardom and pop art.

Featuring Frank Skinner, Nigel Slater, Robin Askwith, Samira Ahmed, John Peel, Gina Birch, Marc Riley, Danny Fields, John Taylor, Paul Morley, Fuzzbox, Kevin Eldon, Nish Kumar, Bridget Christie, Andrew O’Neill, Sean Walsh, Paul Putner, Steve Beresford, and more.

“The film is ace, the band is ace, Rob is a remarkable man” Marc Riley, BBC6 Music 

“A beautiful and fucking hilarious and moving film” Shaun Keavney, BBC6 Music 

‘King Rocker’ is now available to stream and download globally.

Rent/Buy Film

One of my all-time favourite rock docs

Mark Kermode, BBC

It’s warm, it’s funny, it’s fascinating

Radcliffe and Maconie, BBC6 Music

The film is ace, the band is ace, Rob is a remarkable man

Marc Riley, BBC6 Music

King Rocker Screenings: Director’s Cut + Q&A with director Michael Cumming

14 Apr: Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton, UK
27 Apr: Brewery Cinema, Kendal, UK 


A beautiful and fucking hilarious and moving film

Shaun Keavney, BBC6 Music