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The Lenny Henry Birthday Show – BBC1

The Lenny Henry Birthday Show BBC1
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A look back at the career of Lenny Henry to celebrate his 60th birthday, presenting new iconic sketches including music legends Stevie Wonder and Stormzy

It’s 43 years since Sir Lenny Henry first came to fame as a fresh-faced 16-year-old on talent show New Faces.

Now, to mark his 60th birthday on 29th August, Lenny is taking centre stage in a special tribute show hosted by Sir Trevor McDonald, who affectionately parodied in Tiswas as Trevor McDoughnut!

As Lenny shares fond memories of the past four decades, the actor, comedian and Comic Relief co-founder takes a look back at some of his most famous creations.

Plus, he’ll be having fun with new sketches that see him give his unique take on everyone from Stormzy and Stevie Wonder to Michael Curry, the preacher at Harry and Meghan’s wedding!

TV Times rating: ****