LENNY HENRY'S RACE THROUGH COMEDY
Lenny Henry's Race Through Comedy is a trilogy of programmes celebrating British TV comedy throughout the years, focusing on the iconic shows that have shone a light on Britain's rich mix of multiculturalism.
Unearthing gems from the past, Sir Lenny Henry paints a funny yet thought-provoking picture of British comedy history - from Rising Damp through to the likes of Desmond's, Goodness Gracious Me, and Chewing Gum. Lenny will tackle the classic and the controversial while he meets the stars and celebrity fans of these iconic comedies.
Director Marina Warsama
Series Producer Carlton Dixon
Douglas Road Productions
Gold TV 3 x 60 mins 2019
Number 1 show on Gold and increased their slot average by 313%
Daily Mirror – main pick “ultimately a heart-warming reminder of how far we’ve come”
Irish Daily Mirror – main pick
Metro – POTD “there’d be plenty of scope for an angry take on the subject…this clip show cannily uses laughter to make its point”
The Sun – POTD
Daily Mail – POTD
The Times – POTD “some erudite talking heads grace this whistle-stop tour”
Daily Telegraph – POTD
The Guardian - POTD