- 21st January: Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 shortlist
- Comedy Drama
- BBC Two
- Aidan Gillen, Ian McElhinney, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Tommy Tiernan, Pauline McLynn, Simon Day, Conleth Hill, Robert Bathurst and others
- Stephen Russell
- Andy de Emmony
- Brett Wilson, Charlotte Surtees, Emily Dalton, Eddie Doyle and Gregor Sharp
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.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Monday 2nd April 2018 on BBC Two at 9pm