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. Image shows from L to R: Jocelyn Jee Esien, Lenny Henry. Copyright: Douglas Road.

Series 1, Episode 3 - Sketch

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.

Further details

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.

Curtis Walker and Llewella Gideon talk about the legacy of beloved 90s sketch show The Real McCoy, which also provided a platform for the late Felix Dexter.

Meera Syal talks to Lenny about Goodness Gracious Me, British television's first Asian sketch show, as well as uncovering the secrets behind the success of The Kumars At Number 42.

Lenny also speaks to Jocelyn Jee Esien about pranking the public as a member of Three Non Blondes, as well as talking about her own show Little Miss Jocelyn.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 17th October 2019
Time
9pm
Channel
Gold
Length
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Lenny Henry Host / Presenter
Ayesha Hazarika Self
Llewella Gideon Self
Angie Le Mar Self
Roxy Sternberg Self
Gina Yashere Self
Terry Jervis Self
Paul Chowdhry Self
Shazia Mirza Self
Charlie Hanson Self
Tameka Empson Self
Anil Gupta Self
Javone Prince Self
Stephen K Amos Self
Richard Curtis Self
Shappi Khorsandi Self
Jocelyn Jee Esien Self
Sindhu Vee Self
Kojo Mante (as Kojo) Self
Paul Whitehouse Self
Guest cast
Curtis Walker Self
Paul Jackson Self
Meera Syal Self
Production team
Marina Warsama Series Director
Carlton Dixon Series Producer
Lenny Henry Executive Producer
Angela Ferreira Executive Producer
Iain Coyle Executive Producer
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