The Lenny Henry Show. Image shows from L to R: Winston (Vas Blackwood), Delbert Wilkins (Lenny Henry). Copyright: BBC
The Lenny Henry Show

The Lenny Henry Show (1987)

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1987 - 1988
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Sitcom spin-off from Lenny Henry's sketch show of the same title, featuring pirate radio DJ Delbert Wilkins trying to find fame. Also features Vas Blackwood, Ellen Thomas, Michael Mears, Gina McKee, Naim Khan and more.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 3 - Play Misty Blue For Me

Delbert is the confident Cupid of the Brixton Broadcasting Corporation's 'soul search' phone-in.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 10th November 1987
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 12th July 2023 9:20pm Gold
Thursday 13th July 2023 1:40am Gold

Cast & crew

Lenny Henry Delbert Wilkins
Vas Blackwood Winston
Ellen Thomas Rose Wilkins
Michael Mears Alex
Gina McKee Julie
Malcolm Rennie Sergeant Lillie
Pip Torrens PC Monkhouse
Louis Mahoney Jake
Nimmy March Claudette
Guest cast
Helen DeMacque (as Pepsi & Shirlie) Self
Shirlie Kemp (as Pepsi & Shirlie) Self
Lloyd Anderson Ensemble Actor
Troy Harwood Ensemble Actor
Marsha Millar Ensemble Actor
Peter Wear Ensemble Actor
Claudette Williams Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Stan Hey Writer
Andrew Nickolds Writer
Kim Fuller Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Geoff Posner Director
Geoff Posner Producer
Colin Jones Editor
Mykola Pawluk Editor
Graham Lough Production Designer
Paul Munting Production Designer
Sharon Lewis Costume Designer
Jan Sewell Make-up Designer
Fred Wright Lighting Designer
Joe Dworniak Composer

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