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

Lenny Henry: A Life On Screen

  • TV documentary
  • BBC Two
  • 2016
  • 1 episode

Sir Lenny Henry is honoured with 2016's BAFTA tribute. Features Lenny Henry, Chris Tarrant, Michael Grade, Mica Paris, Trevor McDonald and more.

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

Key details

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2016
Channels
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
Producers
Samantha Peters, Pinki Chambers, Katherine Allen and Clare Brown
Companies

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.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Sir Lenny Henry: A Life On Screen
Production
Event
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 19th December 2016 at 9pm on BBC Two
Episode length
1 hour
All previous repeats
  • Saturday 23rd December 2017 at 7:30pm on BBC2
  • Saturday 7th January 2017 at 1:05am on BBC2
  • Wednesday 21st December 2016 at 11:00pm on BBC2

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