FIRST LOOK The Lenny Henry Birthday Show

As Sir Lenny Henry turns 60 at the end of August, the BBC are celebrating with a one-off celebration of a man who has made a unique impact on British entertainment.


In 1975, a 16 year-old Lenny Henry bunked off school to appear on TV talent show New Faces, beginning a long and glittering career in comedy, theatre and film.



Recorded in front of a studio audience, the programme is hosted by Sir Trevor McDonald who of course Lenny impersonated for many many years as Trevor McDonut.



The one-off celebration promises to take a lighthearted look back at a career that started 43 years ago and hasn’t stopped since, as well presenting some brand new sketches on a range of topical subjects.



Judging by these first look photos, Lenny will be dressing up as Stormzy, Stevie Wonder, Trevor McDonut and of course randy OAP Donovan Bogarde.


The Lenny Henry Birthday Show airs Wednesday 22nd August at 8pm on BBC One