The John Power story follows him from The La's to the present...

CAST are making a documentary for Channel 4 with The Verve‘s film-maker Andy Baybutt.

The 45-minute film will be broadcast on July 14 and follows the story of Cast from John Power‘s days with Lee Mavers in The La‘s to the present day.

A spokesman for the band’s management company told NME: “We’re delighted that Channel 4 and Andy Baybutt have chosen to make the documentary.


“This will be the most definitive Cast documentary so far and will capture the real essence of Cast.”

The film will follow the band around their hometown of Liverpool and also feature footage from their forthcoming Glastonbury appearance, last week’s gig at London’s Astoria (June 17) and show the band in Spain filming the video for their new single ‘Magic Hour’, which is released on July 19 through Polydor.

The follow-up to May’s ‘Beat Mama’, the single is backed by five previously unreleased tracks including ‘Gypsy Song’, ‘I Never Wanna Lose You’, ‘What You Gonna Do?’, ‘Allbright’ and the Fire Island Classic Boys Own Mix of ‘Beat Mama’.

The Cast documentary will also show the band at John Entwistle‘s home studio in Stowe. The Who bassist has had a close association with the band since their first album ‘All Change’.

Cast will play Glastonbury‘s Other Stage on Saturday June 26 and the V99 Festival at Staffordshire (August 21) and Chelmsford (22). The band also support Robbie Williams at his Slane Castle gig on August 28 and at Glasgow Green on September 4 with The Charlatans and Beth Orton.

Tickets are available from‘s 24-hour ticketline on 0870 121 0125 or click here to go to our online gig guide and ticket service.