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.

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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
Producers
John Rushton, Gareth Edwards, Angela Ferreira and Chris Sussman

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.

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