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

Dave Allen At Peace

BBC Two comedy drama about comic Dave Allen. 1 episode in 2018. Stars Aidan Gillen, Ian McElhinney, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Tommy Tiernan and others.

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

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, Ian McElhinney, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Tommy Tiernan, Pauline McLynn, Simon Day, Conleth Hill, Robert Bathurst and others
Writer
Stephen Russell
Director
Andy de Emmony
Producers
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.

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