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Lenny Henry

28 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 15 July 2013

Actor and comedian Lenny Henry chooses his favourite readings, from Othello to 'Small Island'.

Each piece triggers thoughts about his life and the words that have mattered to him, from plays he's performed to writers he loves.

Including extracts from Chinua Achebe's classic 'Things Fall Apart', Neil Gaiman's 'Anansi Boys' and his current show 'Fences'.

Recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre, with reader Nadine Marshall and Jude Akuwudike.

Producer...Mary Ward-Lowery.



    Extract from Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman  

    Extract from Things fall apart by Chinua Achebe

    Extract from Othello Act 1 Scene 3 by William Shakespeare

    Extract from A Comedy of Errors Act 2, scene 2 by William Shakespeare

    Extract from Fences by August Wilson

    Extract from Small Island by Andrea Levy



Lenny Henry
Nadine Marshall
Jude Akuwudike
Mary Ward-Lowery


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