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.

Episode 2 is repeated on Saturday 2nd October at 11pm.

Series 1

Lenny Henry's Race Through Comedy. Image shows from L to R: Lenny Henry, Joseph Marcell. Copyright: Douglas Road.

1. Sitcom

First broadcast: Tuesday 15th October 2019

A look at some of the well-meaning attempts television made to embrace the changing face of the nation during the 1970s.

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Lenny Henry's Race Through Comedy. Image shows from L to R: Richard Blackwood, Lenny Henry. Copyright: Douglas Road.

2. Stand-Up

First broadcast: Wednesday 16th October 2019

Starting with early pioneers such as Charlie Williams and Josh White, black men who braved the tough northern men's working clubs in the 1960s and 70s, the show also marks the start of Lenny Henry's own career.

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Lenny Henry's Race Through Comedy. Image shows from L to R: Jocelyn Jee Esien, Lenny Henry. Copyright: Douglas Road.

3. Sketch

First broadcast: Thursday 17th October 2019

Beginning with Lenny's prominence as a versatile performer and creator of characters, the film features great archive from Tiswas, Three Of A Kind and Lenny's own shows.

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