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

Lenny Henry's Race Through Comedy

Gold documentary about different cultures in comedy. 3 episodes (1 series) in 2019. Features Lenny Henry, Robert Beckford, Trevor Phillips, Michael Grade and others.

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

Lenny Henry's Race Through Comedy

Documentary exploring British comedy representing various diverse races and cultures

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 others
Writers
Carlton Dixon and Lenny Henry
Director
Marina Warsama
Producer
Carlton Dixon

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.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 15th October 2019 on Gold at 9pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 17th October 2019 on Gold at 9pm
Length of episodes
1 hour
Last repeat
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 at 10:00pm