Lenny Henry

Five star review for BBC Four's 'Black Classical Music: The Forgotten History'

Black Classical Music: The Forgotten History, hosted by Lenny and produced by Douglas Road Productions has been given a five star review by The Guardian. From Chevalier De Saint-Georges to Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, black classical musicians and composers have been largely written out of the canon. This fascinating one-off asks why. The full review can be read here: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/sep/27/black-classical-music-the-forgotten-history-review-challenging-orchestrated-racism […]

Lenny chats to The Voice

Ahead of the airing of The Lenny Henry Show, his first ever radio sketch show on BBC Radio 4, Lenny talks to The Voice’s Alannah Francis about returning to radio, why he won’t let the Windrush scandal be forgotten and providing opportunities for new black talent.

David Olusoga’s Edinburgh TV Festival James MacTaggart Lecture

David Olusoga delivered a powerful James MacTaggart Lecture yesterday at the Edinburgh TV Festival. Lenny says: “David encapsulated the hopes dreams and fears of everyone who feels excluded from the UK’s film and TV industries in one speech. We are lucky to have him.” Watch it here: https://youtu.be/XALf10024r8

Brand New 'The Lenny Henry Show' for BBC Radio 4

Lenny is bringing The Lenny Henry Show to BBC Radio 4, in what will be his first ever radio sketch show and first sketch show in over ten years! The first episode of the run will air on Tuesday 25th August at 6.30pm. In this brand new character based sketch show, Lenny will be reprising […]

Lenny speaks to Twiggy on her podcast 'Tea with Twiggy'

Lenny spoke to model, actress and singer Twiggy on her podcast 'Tea With Twiggy'. Listen to the podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/tea-with-twiggy/id1510971880

‘Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle’ nominated for a BAFTA

‘Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle’, produced by Lenny’s production company Douglas Road was nominated in the ‘Short-form Programme’ category at the Bafta Television Awards 2020, which took place on 31 July.  In the programme, some of the finest British actors, writers and directors, each with a personal connection to the Windrush story, tell the story […]

Lenny speaks to Louis Theroux on his BBC Radio 4, Grounded podcast

Lenny spoke to documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux on his new BBC Radio 4, Grounded podcast. During the hour, the pair discuss Lenny’s autobiography ‘Who Am I, Again?’, his relationship with his mother, racism in the UK and disco ‘snog tracks’.  Listen to the podcast here: bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000jf89

Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity

Lenny is spearheading a landmark new research centre aimed at examining diversity across the UK’s media. Birmingham City University opened its doors in March to the ‘Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity’, which looks at representation across the industry including journalism, acting, film, TV and radio in both front-of-house and behind the scenes roles. […]

Chancellor of Birmingham City University

Oh my God, I'm Chancellor of Birmingham City University! It's an extraordinarily diverse campus with a real commitment to promoting the representation of ethnic minorities and women on its campus. I'm incredibly proud of the work that gets done there. And I'm really sad that at the moment we haven't been allowed to participate in […]
Martyn Burdon drawing of Lenny Henry

Martyn Burdon drawing

Lenny was photographed last year by Martyn Burdon for the BP Portrait awards 2020. Martyn has drawn the most amazing portrait which he has given us permission to use on the website and here is a link to the website which went live with the exhibition this week.

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