The Who TV Show


The Who’s Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey are reportedly working on a tv show about the music scene in the 1960s.

The show will be named ‘Mods and Rockers’ and is a eight part series about the swinging sixties music landscape in London.

ABC News Radio, reported that the rockers will be collaborating with Director Simon West (Con Air, The Expendables 2) for the project. The duo will oversee the music and awill have input on the script for the show.

The Director is making the project through his own production company. Townshend, Daltrey and West will serve as producers on the program, as will Who manager Bill Curbishley.

The setting of the series will apparently be based on the film adaptation of the band’s classic 1973 rock opera Quadrophenia. West said the series will take place in the same “kind of world” as The Who’s Quadrophenia. The movie version of the group’s rock opera tries to explain the alienation of 1960s British working-class youth, but its major selling point is its nonstop rock musical score.

Director West told Broadcast magazine:

“I’d like to … shoot all episodes of a series in one go, back to back, then split them up. That way I would get control over the look and essence of the piece from top to bottom. It will also cover the rockers side of the story and spills out into the wider world of swinging ’60s London, taking in gangsters, music and fashion.”

The Who recently announced news of their 50th anniversary tour in June, kicking off in Dublin on November 26th in the O2.