We’ve all seen those rock docos where an endless parade of talking heads trot out their half-baked ideas about bands and music and how things are made and what they do when they are made and all that. It’s a format which is definitely not going away anytime soon, and is hugely ripe for spoofing, especially if you get a few decent actors and impressionists involved.

So, let’s toss our caps into the air for the arrival of The Second Second Coming, a spoof rock documentary (note: NOT a rockumentary) about the recently-reformed Manchester beat combo, the Stone Roses. Everyone’s in there,  the righteous Ian Brown and the dour John Squire, Reni and Mani, a contemptuous Morrissey (played by Peter Serafinowicz from Shaun of the Dead), foul-mouthed Shaun Ryder and Bez from the Happy Mondays, the myth-addled Bobby Gillespie from Primal Scream, cocky Noel Gallagher, even an oily Simon Cowell (Peter again).

It’s a thing of beauty and therefore a joy forever (or at least until we get bored and watch something else):

C’mon, that Bez joke towards the end deserves a round of applause at least…

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By Fraser McAlpine