Imagine... Lenny Henry. Image shows from L to R: Lenny Henry, Alan Yentob.

Imagine... Lenny Henry

BBC One documentary about Lenny Henry. 1 episode in 2019. Features Alan Yentob and Lenny Henry.

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Imagine... Lenny Henry. Image shows from L to R: Lenny Henry, Alan Yentob.

Imagine... Lenny Henry

Alan Yentob follows Lenny Henry as he releases his first autobiography

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2019
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
1
Features
Alan Yentob and Lenny Henry
Director
Alex Harding
Producers
Alan Yentob and Alex Harding

Alan Yentob follows one of our best loved performers as he releases his first autobiography charting his early years in show-business.

In this revealing and poignant film Sir Lenny Henry will meet up with his closest friends, family and colleagues to remember his sudden rise to fame aged 16 on TV talent show, New Faces, which catapulted him from a working-class kid from Dudley to one of Britain's most celebrated black performers.

Imagine... will also remember Lenny's other early breakthrough roles on Tiswas and Three Of A Kind as well as five troubling years as the only black performer in The Black & White Minstrel show.

Alongside his early achievements, Lenny also discusses his recent career reinvention as a serious actor of stage and screen and his work as a political activist campaigning for greater diversity in the entertainment and broadcasting industry.

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