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 4 - In-Laws And Out-Laws

"Alex's Brixton Broadcasting Cor-what-a-Bore-ration and Crucial FM are in totally fierce competition. I should be sharpening up my play-list, but my mum wants me to hang with my new stepfather, Trev - that's 'T' for 'Trouble' ... 'R' for 'Rigid'!"

Broadcast details

Thursday 13th October 1988
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 21st July 2023 9:20pm Gold
Saturday 22nd July 2023 12:40am Gold

Cast & crew

Lenny Henry Delbert Wilkins
Vas Blackwood Winston
Ellen Thomas Rose Wilkins
Michael Mears Alex
Gina McKee Julie
Malcolm Rennie Sergeant Lillie
Nimmy March Claudette
Trevor Laird Trevor
Guest cast
Sean O'Callaghan Kid
Nicholas Grant Paramedic
Ruairi Redmond Kid
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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