Preview – Dave Allen at Peace

Dave Allen at Peace
Picture Shows: Dave Allen (AIDEN GILLEN). Image Credit: BBC/Darlow Smithson Productions/Endemol Shine.

Aidan Gillen stars in this biopic of the great sit-down stand-up comedian from Ireland.

There is a lot to tell in a story that is only getting an hour of airtime: Allen’s frequent run-ins with the Catholic church; the many contradictory stories concerning how he lost one of his fingers; and how despite the controversy of his religious material, the thing that caused his TV career to halt was a simple joke in which he said the f-word.

Whatever happens, hopefully their God went with the people making this programme.

Dave Allen at Peace is on BBC Two at 21.00.