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Lenny Henry: Integrate, my mum said, so I did. But Eric Morecambe helped me find my Windrush self

Integrate, my mum said, so I did. But Eric Morecambe helped me find my Windrush self.

Lenny Henry, The Guardian, 22nd June 2022

Sir Lenny Henry receives an honorary degree from University of Oxford

Sir Lenny Henry has received an honorary degree from Oxford University during the annual Encaenia ceremony on Wednesday.

Laura Parkin, Daily Mail, 22nd June 2022

What happened to Lenny Henry?

The once great comedian has become a woke bore, wondering out loud why Glastonbury is 'so white', writes Julie Burchill.

Julie Burchill, Spiked, 15th June 2022

Lenny Henry criticises TV streamers' commissioning tactics

Comedian says BBC approach is better as the focus is on the story being pitched rather than whether it will sell.

Lucy Knight, The Guardian, 29th May 2022

Lenny Henry to lead Look for a Book campaign at Manchester Festival of Libraries

Sir Lenny Henry will lead the Look for a Book campaign at this year's Manchester's Festival of Libraries.

Sian Bailey, The Bookseller, 11th May 2022

Comic Relief 2022 highlights to include return of Rock Profile

Matt Lucas & David Walliams, Dawn French & Jennifer Saunders, the stars of Ghosts, Jack Whitehall, Stephen Fry and the QI team will be amongst those starring in the BBC One Red Nose Day broadcast on Friday 18th March.

British Comedy Guide, 8th March 2022

Lily James to star in Comic Relief's Beauty And The Beast pantomime

Lily James, Oliver Chris, Guz Khan, Kiell Smith-Bynoe, Sian Gibson, Susan Wokoma, Celia Imrie, Pam Ferris, Simon Bird and Tom Rosenthal are amongst the cast for BBC Two's Beauty And The Beast - A Pantomime For Comic Relief.

British Comedy Guide, 9th December 2021

Lenny Henry joins row over blocked BBC executive

Sir Lenny Henry and other influential black figures have written to the chairman of the BBC about reports that a black executive was blocked from a senior newsroom job after campaigning for more diversity in broadcasting.

Peter Chappell, The Times, 21st October 2021

Lenny Henry says he was used as a 'political football'

Lenny Henry has said that he was used as a "political football" after appearing on a minstrel TV show. The comic was the first Black performer to take part in The Black And White Minstrel Show, which aired on the BBC from 1958 to 1978.

Isobel Lewis, The Independent, 9th October 2021

Lenny Henry: Survey shows racism is a stain on industry

More than half of all actors from ethnic minorities have directly experienced racism in the workplace, a major new study has revealed. Sir Lenny Henry called the findings a "stain against the entire industry".

BBC, 25th August 2021

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