- Comedy Drama
- BBC Two
- Aidan Gillen, Ian McElhinney, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Tommy Tiernan, Pauline McLynn, Simon Day, Conleth Hill, Robert Bathurst and more
- Stephen Russell and Jeremy Dyson
- Andy de Emmony and Barry Keil
- Brett Wilson, Charlotte Surtees, Emily Dalton, Eddie Doyle, Gregor Sharp and Gillian Hamill
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 explores 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.
- Camera set-up
- Single camera
- First broadcast
- Monday 2nd April 2018 at 9pm on BBC Two
- All previous repeats
- Saturday 30th March 2019 at 10:00pm on BBC2