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Dave Allen At Peace

BBC Two comedy drama about comic Dave Allen. 1 episode in 2018. Stars Aidan Gillen, Conleth Hill, Tommy Tiernan, Joanne Crawford and others.

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Dave Allen At Peace. Image shows from L to R: Dave Allen, Dave Allen (Aidan Gillen). Copyright: BBC / Two Brothers Pictures.

Dave Allen At Peace

Biopic following Anglo-Irish sit-down comedian Dave Allen

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2018
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
1
Starring
Aidan Gillen, Conleth Hill, Tommy Tiernan, Joanne Crawford, Simon Day, Pauline McLynn, Robert Bathurst, Julian Rhind-Tutt and others
Writer
Stephen Russell
Director
Andy de Emmony
Producers
Brett Wilson, Charlotte Surtees and Emily Dalton

Comedy drama about the life and work of sit-down stand-up Dave Allen.

From his famous bar stool, the comic reflects on his formative years and showbiz career. Flashbacks, some visualised as comedy sketches, will intercut his bar stool repartee bringing significant moments to life.

The programme will explore how Dave's comedy genius was shaped by the tragic loss of his father, his brother... and his finger. How he survived decades of the Roman Catholic Church's wrath, death threats from the IRA and a ban by Irish and Australian TV, only to have his television career end in controversy when he used the f-word in an innocuous joke.

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