The Lenny Henry Birthday Show. Lenny Henry. Copyright: BBC.

The Lenny Henry Birthday Show

BBC One documentary / sketch show special about Lenny Henry. 1 episode in 2018. Features Trevor McDonald, Lenny Henry, Vivienne Acheampong, Seraphina Beh and others.

The Lenny Henry Birthday Show. Image shows from L to R: Lenny Henry, Lenny Henry, Lenny Henry, Lenny Henry. Copyright: BBC.

The Lenny Henry Birthday Show

A one-off special hosted by Sir Trevor McDonald to celebrate Lenny Henry's career

Genres
Documentary, Sketch Show
Broadcast
2018
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
1
Features
Trevor McDonald, Lenny Henry, Vivienne Acheampong, Seraphina Beh, John Bradley, Nathan Caton, Sharon D Clarke, Johnny Cochrane and others
Writers
Jon Canter and Kim Fuller
Director
Dominic Brigstocke
Producer
John Rushton

In 1975, a 16-year-old Lenny Henry bunked off school to appear on New Faces. In 2018, after a long and glittering career, Sir Lenny is 60 - the perfect excuse to celebrate a man who has made a unique impact on British comedy.

Hosted by Sir Trevor McDonald and filmed in front of a studio audience, Lenny takes a light-hearted look back at his career, featuring archive clips from a TV career that started 43 years ago and hasn't stopped since.

As well as all new sketches featuring a number of special guests, there's a look back at his favourite characters, from Theophilus P. Wildebeeste to Delbert Wilkins, Deakus to Mister Lister.

Production Details

Production companies
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 22nd August 2018 on BBC One at 8pm
Episode length
1 hour
Last repeat
Thursday 30th August 2018 at 12:55am on BBC1 Wales

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