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 2, Episode 1 - Back To My Roots

"All right, there may have been a blip in my TV career ratings, and the new, legal Brixton Broadcasting Corporation may be too middle-of-the-road for a fast-lane dude like Delbert Wilkins so, maybe it's time for a bit of DIY? Or rather, DIW - Do it, Winston!"

Broadcast details

Thursday 15th September 1988
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 18th July 2023 9:20pm Gold
Wednesday 19th July 2023 12:20am Gold

Cast & crew

Lenny Henry Delbert Wilkins
Vas Blackwood Winston
Michael Mears Alex
Gina McKee Julie
Naim Khan (as Naim Kahn) Wazim
Malcolm Rennie Sergeant Lillie
Nimmy March Claudette
Guest cast
Simon Butteriss Colin
Joanna Field Mrs Lewis
Writing team
Stan Hey Writer
Andrew Nickolds Writer
Kim Fuller Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Geoff Posner Director
Geoff Posner Producer
Mykola Pawluk Editor
Graham Lough Production Designer
Sharon Lewis Costume Designer
Jan Sewell Make-up Designer
Graham Rimmington Lighting Designer
Joe Dworniak Composer
Alison Popkiewicz Production Designer

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