Lemn Sissay.

Lemn Sissay's Social Enterprise

BBC Radio 4 comedy about charity. 4 episodes (1 series) in 2019. Stars Lemn Sissay.

Lemn Sissay's Social Enterprise

Lemn Sissay explores charity and philanthropy

BBC Radio 4
4   (1 series)
Lemn Sissay
Lemn Sissay
Ed Morrish

Every year since 2013, the poet, broadcaster and author Lemn Sissay has arranged a Christmas dinner for people aged 18-25 who have left the care system and have no one with whom to have Christmas dinner. No one to give presents or receive them. No-one on the other end of the cracker.

This is not a charity. It isn't even an organisation. It's a project Lemn undertook because he understands how it feels - at 18 he was released from a children's home and given an empty flat in Wigan, with no one in the world who had known him for longer than a year.

Lemn Sissay's Social Enterprise is a four-part series for BBC Radio 4, considering what these dinners have taught him about charity, social enterprise, and people, through stand-up, interview and poetry.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 27th November 2019 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 18th December 2019 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Length of episodes
30 minutes