Gay Byrne has criticised a recent TV drama which focused on the life of popular comedian Dave Allen.
The biopic saw Aiden Gillen play the Irish funnyman in a one-off show which aired on April 2nd, but broadcaster Gay revealed he couldn’t even finish watching it.
“It was a most peculiar treatment of Dave’s life. I don’t know what the BBC were at, coming up something like this,” he told the Sun.
“To be honest, I didn’t understand it. I watched it for about 45 minutes then I gave up.”
Gay was a big fan of the comedian and interviewed him many times on The Late Late Show and kept in touch with him.
The show focused on Dave’s life from childhood and featured some of his well-loved sketches recreated by Aiden Gillen.
83-year-old Gay feels that using clips of the comedian would have worked better.
“Excerpts from the real Dave Allen show would have been a lot funnier,” he said.
He was also baffled by the casting of Dave’s father, played by Tommy Tiernan.
“I’m a massive fan of Tommy Tiernan but I don’t know what that was about.”