Dave Allen’s status as an Irish man abroad, whether in England, South Africa or Australia, often found its way into his routine. Photograph: PA

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Aidan Gillen as comedian Dave Allen in Dave Allen at Peace: while he looks the part, he’s not a atural comic actor

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