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BBC Imagine – Lenny Henry: Young Gifted and Black (2020)

BBC Imagine 2020 Lenny Henry Young Gifted and Black

Alan Yentob follows the comedian and actor as he publishes his autobiography. Lenny meets up with his closest friends, family and colleagues to remember his sudden rise to fame at the age of 16 on TV talent show New Faces, which catapulted him from working-class West Midlands kid to one of Britain’s most celebrated black performers. Alan explores his other TV roles on Tiswas and Three of a Kind, as well as his controversial time as the only black performer on The Black and White Minstrel Show. Lenny also discusses his recent career reinvention as a serious actor and his work as a political activist campaigning for greater diversity in entertainment and broadcasting.

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