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

The Lenny Henry Birthday Show

  • TV documentary / sketch show
  • BBC One
  • 2018
  • 1 episode

A one-off special hosted by Sir Trevor McDonald to celebrate Lenny Henry's career. Also features Trevor McDonald, Vivienne Acheampong, Seraphina Beh, John Bradley, Nathan Caton and more.

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

Key details

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 more
Writers
Jon Canter and Kim Fuller
Directors
Dominic Brigstocke
Producers
John Rushton, Gareth Edwards, Angela Ferreira, Chris Sussman and Kathryn Lowrie
Companies

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.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 22nd August 2018 at 8pm on BBC One
Episode length
1 hour
All previous repeats
  • Thursday 30th August 2018 at 12:55am on BBC1 Wales
  • Wednesday 29th August 2018 at 11:15pm on BBC1

Recording details

  • Television Centre

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