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 2 - Enterprise Zones

"This must be a mistake, right? Geezers getting money out of banks with no questions asked and no nylon tights over their heads! I'd better check this out. Not that Delbert Wilkins needs dosh, of course ... especially when it's Winston asking for it!"

Broadcast details

Thursday 22nd September 1988
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 19th July 2023 9:15pm Gold
Thursday 20th July 2023 1:35am Gold

Cast & crew

Lenny Henry Delbert Wilkins
Vas Blackwood Winston
Ellen Thomas Rose Wilkins
Michael Mears Alex
Gina McKee Julie
Naim Khan (as Naim Kahn) Wazim
Malcolm Rennie Sergeant Lillie
Nimmy March Claudette
Guest cast
Treva Etienne Gary (Assistant Manager)
Philip Fox Giles Underwood (Cinema Cashier)
Mark Monero Turbo Advert Man
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

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