Dave Allen: God's Own Comedian. Dave Allen. Copyright: Vera Productions.

Dave Allen: God's Own Comedian

BBC Two documentary. 1 episode in 2013. Features Kevin Day, Maggie Smith, Steven Berkoff, Nobby Clark, Mark Thomas, Chris Larkin, Ian Davidson and others.

Dave Allen: God's Own Comedian

Celebration of the life and work of controversial sit-down stand-up comic, Dave Allen

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2013
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
1
Features
Kevin Day, Maggie Smith, Steven Berkoff, Nobby Clark, Mark Thomas, Chris Larkin, Ian Davidson, Ed Allen and others
Director
Verity Maidlow
Producer
Verity Maidlow

One-hour special documentary celebrating the life and career Dave Allen.

Featuring rare, often previously unseen, archive and interviews with family, friends and colleagues, Dave Allen Night celebrates one of the BBC's most-loved stars.

Together with Dave's eldest son, daughter and widow, other interviewees include Dame Maggie Smith, Val Doonican, Stephen Frears and Steven Berkoff, as well as archive interviews which Sir Bill Cotton conducted shortly before he passed away.

And the cast and crew of Dave Allen At Large, his best-known, long-running show - from writers to designers, are to be reunited at BBC Television Centre one last time before the building closes its doors, to talk about their memories of working with Dave.

Commissioning Executive Gilly Hall said: "We are delighted to be celebrating the life and work of the inspired and extraordinary comedian, Dave Allen on BBC Two. He was an entertainer ahead of his time and an acclaimed actor too."

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 29th April 2013 on BBC Two at 9pm
Episode length
1 hour
Last repeat
Saturday 30th March 2019 at 9:00pm