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.

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

Key details

Genres
Documentary, Sketch Show
Broadcast
2018
Channels
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
Director
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

  • BBC Television Centre

Share this page