The Lenny Henry Show (1987)

BBC (ended 1988)


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The Lenny Henry Show (1987)

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The second incarnation of The Lenny Henry Show came in the form of a sitcom, following the life of one Delbert Wilkins, the founder of the BBC... yes the BBC! Or to give it's full title; the Brixton Broadcasting Corporation - a pirate radio station which featured Delbert as it's main DJ. Delbert lasted for two series (12 episodes) before finally hanging up the microphone and the 'Lenny Henry Show' later returned to it's stand-up/sketch format in 1995. See 'The Lenny Henry Show (1995)' for more information.
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  • Hugely underrated sitcom from Lenny Henry, highly entertaining and damn funny throughout.

    When I first came across this show I thought it was Lenny's sketch show. However, I was a little dissapointed when I discovered it was a sitcom, but five minutes later I was loving every second. A brilliant and witty sitcom, with Lenny playing fast talking DJ Delbert Wilkins, who throws out catchphrases all over the place ("ya know what I mean"). He runs his radio station, the BBC, Brixton Broadcasting Corporation, from a cafe where crime seems to be a regular occurence. However, the police's incompetence means they can never catch Delbert or his friends out. Delbert also runs into a young woman, Claudette, who becomes his girlfriend in the second episode, and soon she has him on the path to stardom when he gets his own Channel Four talk show at the end of the first series. A colourful cast of characters and interesting situations make this one of the most underrated British sitcoms ever. If you get the chance to see it, then do so, you won't be dissapointed.moreless