Lenny Henry: A Life On Screen. Lenny Henry. Copyright: BBC.

Lenny Henry: A Life On Screen

BBC Two documentary about Lenny Henry. 1 episode in 2016. Features Lenny Henry, Chris Tarrant, Michael Grade, Mica Paris and others.

Lenny Henry: A Life On Screen. Lenny Henry. Copyright: BBC.

Lenny Henry: A Life On Screen

Sir Lenny Henry is honoured with 2016's BAFTA tribute

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2016
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
1
Features
Lenny Henry, Chris Tarrant, Michael Grade, Mica Paris, Trevor McDonald, Kim Fuller, Griff Rhys Jones and Claudie Blakley
Director
Samantha Peters
Producer
Samantha Peters

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts delivers this documentary about Sir Lenny Henry, one of Britain's best-loved comedians and writers, will be celebrated in an hour-long television special to be broadcast on BBC Two this Christmas.

This one-off special delves in to the archives to showcase some of Lenny's incredible work, spanning his 41 years in show business - from his early appearance on New Faces, through his instrumental roles in Tiswas and Comic Relief, to becoming one of Britain's most diverse and critically acclaimed performers.

The programme features interviews with close friends and colleagues who helped shape Sir Lenny's glittering career, such as Richard Curtis, Kim Fuller, Michael Grade, Trevor McDonald and Chris Tarrant, as well an in-depth interview with Sir Lenny himself.

Production Details

Production companies
Also known as
  • Sir Lenny Henry: A Life On Screen (Other official name)
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 19th December 2016 on BBC Two at 9pm
Episode length
1 hour
Last repeat
Saturday 23rd December 2017 at 7:30pm