Dave Allen At Peace. Dave Allen (Aidan Gillen). Copyright: Darlow Smithson
Dave Allen At Peace

Dave Allen At Peace

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC Two
  • 2018
  • 1 episode

Biopic following Anglo-Irish sit-down comedian Dave Allen. Also features Aidan Gillen, Ian McElhinney, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Tommy Tiernan, Pauline McLynn and more.

Dave Allen At Peace. Dave Allen (Aidan Gillen). Copyright: Darlow Smithson

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2018
Channels
BBC Two
Episodes
1
Stars
Aidan Gillen, Ian McElhinney, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Tommy Tiernan, Pauline McLynn, Simon Day, Conleth Hill, Robert Bathurst and more
Writers
Stephen Russell and Jeremy Dyson
Directors
Andy de Emmony and Barry Keil
Producers
Brett Wilson, Charlotte Surtees, Emily Dalton, Eddie Doyle, Gregor Sharp and Gillian Hamill
Companies

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.

Additional details

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 2nd April 2018 at 9pm on BBC Two
All previous repeats
  • Saturday 30th March 2019 at 10:00pm on BBC2

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