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 5 - The Crucial Health

"Just because I'm laid up in hospital doesn't mean that Delbert Wilkins is out of action, right? I'm officially 'crucial' not 'critical'! Besides, this way everyone comes to see me - even Constable Lillie. Yes, Delbert Wilkins is wearing an 'I Heart Hospitals' t-shirt, because he feels he can really operate in them!"

Broadcast details

Thursday 20th October 1988
30 minutes

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
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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