Lenny Henry's Race Through Comedy. Lenny Henry. Copyright: Douglas Road
Lenny Henry's Race Through Comedy

Lenny Henry's Race Through Comedy

  • TV documentary
  • Gold
  • 2019
  • 3 episodes (1 series)

Documentary exploring British comedy representing various diverse races and cultures. Features Lenny Henry, Robert Beckford, Trevor Phillips, Michael Grade, Ayesha Hazarika and more.

Lenny Henry's Race Through Comedy. Lenny Henry. Copyright: Douglas Road

Key details

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2019
Channel
Gold
Episodes
3 (1 series)
Features
Lenny Henry, Robert Beckford, Trevor Phillips, Michael Grade, Ayesha Hazarika, Ellis Cashmore, Llewella Gideon, Angie Le Mar and more
Writers
Carlton Dixon and Lenny Henry
Directors
Marina Warsama
Producers
Carlton Dixon, Lenny Henry, Angela Ferreira and Iain Coyle
Company

Lenny Henry's Race Through Comedy is a trilogy of programmes celebrating British TV comedy throughout the years, focusing on the iconic shows that have shone a light on Britain's rich mix of multiculturalism.

Unearthing gems from the past, Sir Lenny Henry paints a funny yet thought-provoking picture of British comedy history - from Rising Damp through to the likes of Desmond's, Goodness Gracious Me, and Chewing Gum. Lenny will tackle the classic and the controversial while he meets the stars and celebrity fans of these iconic comedies.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 15th October 2019 at 9pm on Gold
Most recent repeats
  • Monday 23rd October 2023 at 12:20am on Gold - Episode 3
  • Sunday 22nd October 2023 at 1:10am on Gold - Episode 2
  • Monday 16th October 2023 at 12:15am on Gold - Episode 2

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