Lenny Henry in Pieces

BBC (ended 2003)


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Lenny Henry in Pieces is a sketch show featuring some funny and bizarre characters. ---------------------- Runtime: 30 min Country: UK Language: English Color: Color Certification: Australia:M Transmission Details Number of episodes: 8 Length: 30 mins Special 30 Dec 2000, BBC1 Sat 9pm Special 29 Dec 2001, BBC1 Sat 9.30pm One series (6) 1 Mar-5 Apr 2002, BBC1 Fri mostly 9pm ---------------------------------- Characters Donovan, a randy OAP who pursues the object of his desire, the long-suffering Mrs Johnson. Gloria, the late night petrol station attendant who becomes very annoyed when customers interrupt her reading of trashy novels by asking for service. Weekend Dad, a man called Clive who sees his son Curtis every weekend and tries to make their time together unforgettable – especially for his estranged wife. Unsuitable Bloke, who continues to apply for jobs he is unqualified for, gets rejected and puts it down to one reason – because he's a black man and therefore, his interiewers back down and give him the job anyway. Fly Man is a man with the head of a fly who can't understand the discrimination that surrounds him. Characters (Series 2) Ivan and Mum where Lenny plays a manipulative mother who winds up her son as only an expert in emotional blackmail can President Umbukele, a deranged African dictator, who is an expert in negotiating but uses government funds for silly reasons. Blaxploitation Pope explores the hilarious possibility of having a brother from the ghetto (named Lucius T. Kool III) as the head of the Catholic Church. There's even an animated sketch: The Angst Ridden Polar Bear Family. It's about a family of polar bears at Dudley Zoo involving the parents Gary and Claudia, their son Shane and Uncle Ian. Other regular features include Lenny performing in front of the audience and Inappropriate Fights, an amusing fight between two characters. ============ Company credits: Production Companies * Tiger Aspect Productions Distributors * British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) ================= Awards: (UK) International Emmy Awards 2003 -- Nominated -- Popular Arts - Scripted -- For series 2, episode 1. UK. Rose d'Or Light Entertainment Festival 2001 -- Won =================== Release dates: UK -- 30 December 2000 Sweden --8 July 2003 ================== Directed by Matt Lipsey Writing credits (in alphabetical order) Lenny Barker Lenny Henry Paul Henry George Jeffrie Eamonn O'Neill James O'Neill Matt Owen Charles Peattie Martin Shea Martin Trenaman Bert Tyler-Moore Mark Warren Original Music by Simon Brint Film Editing by Charlie Phillips Costume Design by Elizabeth Wilson Makeup Department Xanthia White .... hair stylist Xanthia White .... makeup artist Other crew Brandon Evans .... gaffer Christine Moses .... script supervisor Jonathan Tomes .... focus pullermoreless