BBC Two’s Dave Allen biopic Dave Allen At Peace will premiere on Monday April 2nd at 9pm, it has been announced.
Dave Allen At Peace focuses on the controversial comedian’s forty-year career, from performing alongside his brother as a Butlin’s Redcoat to becoming one of the UK and Ireland’s comedy greats. It explore how Dave’s comedy genius was shaped by the tragic loss of his father, his brother and his finger; and 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.
The hour-long drama. which was penned by Stephen Russell, is produced by Darlow Smithson Productions and stars Aidan Gillen (Peaky Blinders), Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones), Tommy Tiernan (Father Ted), Joanne Crawford (Line of Duty), Robert Bathurst (Cold Feet), Pauline McLynn (Father Ted), Ian McElhinney (Star Wars: Rogue One), Simon Day (The Fast Show) and Julian Rhind-Tutt (Green Wing). Andy De Emmony (Wipers Times) directed. Charlotte Surtees and Emily Dalton are the executive producers.
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