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Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

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It’s 1968, and while the world is exploding around him, racially and politically, 17-year-old Kev keeps a low profile as a mechanic, the only black man in a white-owned garage. Show more

Small Axe

Series 1

Alex Wheatle

Duration: 1 hour, 4 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Available for 4 months

The true story of award-winning writer Alex Wheatle, who spent his childhood in a mostly white institutional care home and was jailed after the Brixton uprising of 1981. Show more




Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Fictionalised account following Dave Allen from childhood to becoming one of the UK and Ireland's comedy greats, with just a whiskey, a cigarette and nine-and-a-half fingers. Show more


Dave Allen:
Aiden Gillen
Richard Stone:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Gerard Tynan-O’Mahony:
Tommy Tiernan
Sister Mary:
Pauline McLynn
Lew Grade:
Simon Day
John Tynan-O’Mahony:
Conleth Hill
Charles Curran:
Robert Bathurst
Colin Ash
Jean Tynan-O’Mahony:
Joanne Crawford
John age 7:
Sam Hardy
Sketch Artist:
Miranda Hennessy
Dave age 5:
Senan Jennings
Wardrobe Assistant:
Louise Mathews
John age 20:
Gareth O'Connor
Sketch Artist:
David Seymour
Sketch Artist:
Steven Shapland
Dave age 12:
Ely Solan
John age 14:
Sean Treacy
Dave age 18:
Ferdia Walsh-Peelo
Brett Wilson