BBC Two has commissioned a one-hour special documentary to celebrate the life and work of the late Irish comedian Dave Allen.

Dave Allen Night features interviews with Dave Allen's family, the cast and crew of Dave Allen at Large, director Stephen Frears and actors Maggie Smith and Steven Berkoff, among others.

Gilly Hall, BBC Entertainment Commissioning Executive, 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, who has not been seen on British Television for many years."

Dave Allen passed away in 2005, aged 68.