608Janice Hadlow, Controller, BBC Two and Gilly Hall, Entertainment Commissioning Executive, have commissioned a one-hour special documentary to celebrate 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 son, daughter and widow, other interviewees include Dame Maggie Smith, Stephen Frears and Steven Berkoff, as well as archive interviews with Bill Cotton conducted shortly before he passed away.

And the cast and crew of Dave Allen At Large, his best-known, long-running show, come together to talk about their memories of working with Dave

Gilly Hall, Commissioning Executive, says: “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, who has not been seen on British Television for many years.”

Dave Allen Night is a Vera production. It was commissioned by Gilly Hall and Mark Linsey from BBC Entertainment Commissioning and Janice Hadlow, Controller, BBC Two. Geoff Atkinson from Vera Productions executive produces.

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