UK: David Tennant To Feature In Lenny Henry TV Special

David Tennant will be one of the many stars helping national treasure Lenny Henry look back on his long showbiz career. Lenny Henry: One Of A Kind comes to ITV1 later this year with contributions from a host of famous faces including  Ben Elton, Richard Curtis, Mo Gilligan, Alesha Dixon, Sir Trevor McDonald and Whoopi Goldberg, as well as David. 

According to the British Comedy Guide, ITV say, "In a candid retrospective of his nearly 50-year-career, trailblazer Sir Lenny Henry takes viewers on a journey from the Midlands to Middle Earth as he looks back on his time in the entertainment spotlight.

"When it comes to the money he's raised for charity, the figure is in the millions - when we're talking about the joy he's brought to our lives, he's rightly considered priceless. Now, A-listers line up to pay fond tributes and share their own thoughts on what makes the multi-talented comedian, actor, writer, campaigner and prolific charity fundraiser truly one of a kind.

"In this brand-new documentary - and ahead of his self-penned historical drama Three Little Birds - Lenny tells all about the little-known collaboration between himself, Kate Bush and Prince. He shares backstage secrets, offers insights into his life away from the camera, and reveals which of his beloved comedy characters he feels wouldn't be allowed on-screen in 2023.

"His sister Sharon discloses Lenny's secret nickname among the family and how her 'nerdy' sibling with his passion for fantasy comic books ended up living his dream - we also hear about Sir Lenny's fight for diversity in the TV industry both in front of and behind the camera."

Lenny Henry: One Of A Kind will air on ITV this autumn.