Lenny Henry

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The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is one of Britain's most popular comedians, Lenny Henry. His talent emerged at the age of 16, when he was one of the star turns on New Faces, and he has since gone from strength to strength - appearing in television programmes like TISWAS and Three of a Kind, doing unforgettable imitations as well as creating his own characters.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

He'll be giving Sue Lawley glimpses of these characters as well as talking about his time with the Black and White Minstrels, and his most recent role, as one of the moving forces behind Comic Relief, when he and fellow comedians banded together to raise millions of pounds for the people of Ethiopia and Burkina Faso.

Favourite track: I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder
Book: Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
Luxury: Graphic novels (Comics)

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40 minutes

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Fri 12 May 1989 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestLenny Henry

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