The Lenny Henry Show

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012020082520200901 (BBC7)
20200902 (BBC7)
Character-based sketch comedy from Lenny Henry, featuring old favourites like Deakus (musing about Covid from his care home) and Brixton-based DJ Delbert Wilkins, who's with his mate Winston talking about homeschooling.

There's also new characters such as Mr Stone, the former Special Forces operative-turned-teacher, and paranoid Aaron, who sees crime everywhere. And there's an outtake from the Repair Shop, an appeal by parents who have been cancelled by their kids, and a debut from Northern grime artist The Yorkshire Moor, rapping about lockdown.

Cast includes Lenny Henry, Vas Blackwood, George Fouracres, Llewella Gideon, Freya Parker, and Cherrelle Skeete.

Written by Lenny Henry and Max Davis, with Nathan Bryon and Tom Melia, Tasha Dhanraj, Kim Fuller, Benjamin Partridge and Nathan Roberts.

Music by Lawrence Insula, with Lockdown based on an original song, Shutdown by Skepta.

Produced by Sam Michel.

A Douglas Road and Tiger Aspect production for BBC Radio 4

Character-based sketch show from Lenny Henry and his crew.

Brand new sketch show from Lenny Henry featuring characters old and new.

Character-based sketch comedy from Lenny Henry, featuring old favourites like Deakus (musing about Covid from his care home) and Brixton-based DJ Delbert Wilkins who's with his mate Winston talking about homeschooling.

There's also new characters such as Mr Stone the former Special Forces operative-turned-teacher, and paranoid Aaron who sees crime everywhere. And there's an outtake from the Repair Shop, an advert for a new website Compare The Token.com, and a debut from Northern grime artist The Yorkshire Moor, rapping about lockdown.

A brand-new character-based sketch show with Lenny Henry reprising some of his old characters like Delbert Wilkins and Deakus, as well as debuting new ones like Gavin Stone the former special services operative turned supply teacher, Raheim X Davies the irascible history of art professor, and Gideon de Witt the politician who cannot meaningfully answer a question.

Starring:
Lenny Henry, Vas Blackwood, Llewella Gideon, Freya Parker, George Fouracres and Cherrelle Skeete.

Written by Lenny Henry and Max Davis, with Nathan Bryon, Tom Melia, Tasha Dhanraj, Kim Fuller, Athena Kugblenu, Nathan Roberts and Ben Partridge.

Producer: Sam Michell
A Tiger Aspect and Douglas Road co-production for BBC Radio 4

Producer: Sam Michell
A Tiger Aspect and Douglas Road co-production for BBC Radio 4

022020090120200908 (BBC7)
20200909 (BBC7)
Another helping of character-based sketch comedy from Lenny Henry - including Gideon de Witt, the politician who can never answer a question straight, Mr Stone, the former Special Forces operative-turned-teacher, and paranoid Aaron, who sees crime everywhere.

There's also the trailer for a gritty new Netflix movie that's heaven sent and more from Deakus discussing British-ness, while Delbert and Winston talk racist statues, and there's another song from Northern grime artist The Yorkshire Moor, this time celebrating all things Northern.

Cast includes Lenny Henry, Vas Blackwood, George Fouracres, Freya Parker, and Cherrelle Skeete.

Written by Lenny Henry and Max Davis, with Tasha Dhanraj, Kim Fuller and Benjamin Partridge.

Music by Lawrence Insula.

Produced by Sam Michell.

A Douglas Road and Tiger Aspect production for BBC Radio 4

Character-based sketch show from Lenny Henry and co.

Brand new sketch show from Lenny Henry featuring characters old and new.

A brand new character-based sketch show with Lenny Henry reprising some of his old characters like Delbert Wilkins and Deakus, as well as debuting new ones like Gavin Stone the former special services operative turned supply teacher, Raheim X Davies the irascible history of art professor, and Gideon de Witt the politician who cannot meaningfully answer a question.

Starring:
Lenny Henry, Vas Blackwood, Llewella Gideon, Freya Parker, George Fouracres and Cherrelle Skeete.

Written by Lenny Henry and Max Davis, with Nathan Bryon, Tasha Dhanraj, Kim Fuller, Athena Kugblenu, Nathan Roberts and Ben Partridge.

Producer: Sam Michell
A Tiger Aspect and Douglas Road co-production for BBC Radio 4

032020090820200915 (BBC7)
20200916 (BBC7)
Another helping of character-based sketch comedy from Lenny Henry, including more from Delbert and Winston who discuss getting out into the countryside after lockdown.

We also hear from Cecilia and Barrington, two elderly Jamaican friends, about a new TV show Britain's Next Great Occultist. There's more adventures from Gavin Stone, the Special Forces soldier-turned-teacher, and we meet Paul and Madison, who run Brixton's best black studies book shop - if only it wasn't so close to Waterstone's.

Cast includes Lenny Henry, Vas Blackwood, George Fouracres, Llewella Gideon, Freya Parker and Cherrelle Skeete.

Written by Lenny Henry and Max Davis, with Nathan Bryon and Tom Melia, Tasha Dhanraj, Kim Fuller, Athena Kugblenu, and Benjamin Partridge.

Music by Lawrence Insula, including end song Black People in Coronation Street.

Produced by Sam Michell.
A Douglas Road and Tiger Aspect production for BBC Radio 4

Character-based sketch show from Lenny Henry and the gang.

Brand new sketch show from Lenny Henry featuring characters old and new.

042020091520200922 (BBC7)
20200923 (BBC7)
Another helping of character-based sketch comedy for modern times from Lenny Henry.

There's more from Paul's Brixton Bibliotheque, Batman learns how to be woke, Deakus talks about his kids and how he met Claudette, and we go into space to meet new character Tyrone who's just trying not to be the black guy who gets killed first on every time.

Also, there's highlights from music podcast Vinyl's Great No Matter What My Ex-Wife Says, which features an interview with famous blues musician Charlie Johnson III, and the first instalment from outrageous Jamaican gameshow Box Mi Down, where contestants have to answer questions correctly or else get, well, boxed down.

Cast includes Lenny Henry, Vas Blackwood, George Fouracres and Cherrelle Skeete.

Written by Lenny Henry and Max Davis, with Athena Kugblenu and Kim Fuller.

Music by Lawrence Insula

Produced by Sam Michell
A Douglas Road and Tiger Aspect production for BBC Radio 4

Character-based sketch show for modern times from Lenny Henry.

Brand new sketch show from Lenny Henry featuring characters old and new.

Brand new sketch show from Lenny Henry featuring characters old and new.

052020092220200929 (BBC7)
20200930 (BBC7)
Another helping of character-based sketch comedy from Lenny Henry, this time including more from outrageous Jamaican gameshow Box Mi Down, hosted by the great Glenroy Livingstone.

We're back in space to see if Tyrone can stop himself getting killed again. Delbert and Winston are back on the Brixton Broadcasting Co-operative to discuss celebrities they nearly met and there's more from bookseller Paul's Brixton Bibliotheque. Also, we drop in on Raheim X Davies's art history audioguide.

Cast includes Lenny Henry, Vas Blackwood, George Fouracres and Cherrelle Skeete.

Written by Lenny Henry and Max Davis, with Kim Fuller and Michael Odewale.

Music by Lawrence Insula

Produced by Sam Michell
A Douglas Road and Tiger Aspect production for BBC Radio 4

Character-based sketch show from Lenny Henry and the gang.

Brand new sketch show from Lenny Henry featuring characters old and new.

Brand new sketch show from Lenny Henry featuring characters old and new.

062020092920201006 (BBC7)
20201007 (BBC7)
Another dose of character-based sketch comedy from Lenny Henry, including more from Paul and his Brixton-based black studies bookshop.

Tyrone is still in Space desperately trying not to get killed, Glenroy Livingstone has more outrageous antics from his Jamaican game show Box Mi Down, and we meet new character Nick, a bouncer who can't get used to letting anyone in.

Also, Theophilus P Wildebeeste is back from retirement - but this time the P stands for "progressive".

Cast includes Lenny Henry, Gemma Arrowsmith, Vas Blackwood, George Fouracres and Cherrelle Skeete.

Written by Lenny Henry and Max Davis, with Tasha Dhanraj and Nathan Roberts.

Music by Lawrence Insula

Produced by Sam Michell

A Douglas Road and Tiger Aspect production for BBC Radio 4

Character-based sketch show for modern times, starring Lenny Henry.

Brand new sketch show from Lenny Henry featuring characters old and new.