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 3 - The Single Life

"Okay! The Big Brixton Posse, Delbert and Winston, is back together, out gigging again. The music's crucial, the floor is hot, the crowd immense! Just a minute, my girlie, Claudette, is trying to whisper sweet and sour nothings in my ear. This could be serious, guy!"

Broadcast details

Thursday 29th September 1988
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 20th July 2023 9:20pm Gold
Friday 21st July 2023 12:40am 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
Trevor Laird Trevor
Guest cast
Julia St. John Nurse
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
Duncan Bridgeman Composer

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