Lenny Henry Hitting The Double
Comedy favourite Sir Lenny Henry is returning to his comic roots as he joins digital TV channel GOLD later this year.
UKTV has announced the veteran funnyman will host a three part series this Autumn entitled: Lenny Henry’s Race Through Comedy.
The series will take viewers on a personal journey with some of the people behind the sitcoms, sketches and stand-up comedy who have helped create and shape Britain’s culturally diverse comedic landscape. Over the three parts the program will focus on the iconic shows that have shone a light on Britain’s rich mix of multiculturalism. Unearthing gems from the past, Sir Lenny Henry paints a funny yet thought-provoking picture of British comedy history – from Rising Damp through to the likes of Desmond’s, Goodness Gracious Me, and Chewing Gum. Lenny will tackle the classic and the controversial while he meets the stars and celebrity fans of these iconic comedies.
In his second presenting role for GOLD. Sir Lenny Henry is to front another UKTV original, this time featuring legendary comedy duo Morecambe and Wise.
Trust Morecambe and Wise is Gold’s brand-new retrospective series. The series, commissioned by Joe McVey, UKTV commissioning editor, and produced by Mercury Productions, will take a look at rarely seen footage featuring the immortal duo at the peak of their careers. Each episode of the studio-based series will be filmed in front of a live audience and include contributions from comic guests and some of the duo’s much-loved co-stars.
Trust Morecambe and Wise will air later this year.