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The Lenny Henry Christmas Show


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More fun with the larger-than-life Lenny Henry in this festive show.
There is stand-up comedy and a few new characters. Music comes from American chart toppers Salt 'N' Pepa and singer Dina Carroll. Plus interviews with an elf in The Henry Report and a spoof version of the 60s hit series Shaft. See today's choices.
(Stereo) (Subtitled)


Director: David G Hillier
Producer: Kevin Lygo
Various characters: Lenny Henry
News presenter: John Fortune
Mr Bad: Peter Wyngarde
Father Christmas: John Dair
Elf: Robin Driscoll
Michael: Jonty Stephens
Harmony: Sandy Hendrickse
Police Chief: Lon Satton
Mr Wong: Cecil Cheng
Young Chinese man: Adrian Pang
Welsh rapper: Curtis Walker
Second Welsh rapper: Ken Bowley
Rappers: Salt 'n' Pepa
Singer: Dina Carroll

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