Bill Nighy and Rufus Sewell are set star in an upcoming BBC Radio 2 drama based on Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon.

Written by Rozencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead playwright Tom Stoppard, Dark Side will be an hour-long drama celebrating the 40th anniversary of the classic 1973 album which went on to become one of the biggest-selling records of all time as well as giving Johnny Rotten something to get angry about.

Airing in August 26, the new play will utilise music from the album as part of the play's "fantastical and psychedelic" story, reports BBC News.

Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour has described Stoppard's script as "fascinating" and says: "I can't think of a better way to celebrate The Dark Side of the Moon's 40-year anniversary."

His former band mate Roger Waters is celebrating the big 4-0 by taking The Wall on another global jaunt.

Stoppard was first approached to write a play based on the album back in 1973, but he has said he had "no idea" how to tackle the project until recently.