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Lenny Henry

  • Aug 29, 1958 (age 60)
  • 6' 3" (1.91 m)
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2018
Some Sweet Oblivious Antidote
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MovieMar 3, 2018

Some Sweet Oblivious Antidote

It takes a full-on …
It takes a full-on Shakespearean quote-off to cure a young girl of her verbal addiction to verse.
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2015
Danny and the Human Zoo
MovieAug 31, 2015

Danny and the Human Zoo

Danny and the Human Zoo is …
Danny and the Human Zoo is a British drama television film that first broadcast on BBC One on 31 August 2015. The ninety-minute film, written by Lenny Henry and directed by Destiny Ekaragha, is a fictionalised account of the former's life as a teenager in 1970s Dudley.
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2014
Rudy's Rare Records
MovieMar 25, 2014

Rudy's Rare Records

Rudy's Rare Records released.
2013
Broadchurch
TV ShowMar 4, 2013

Broadchurch

Broadchurch is a British serial crime drama television series …
Broadchurch is a British serial crime drama television series broadcast on ITV for three series between 2013 and 2017. It was created by Chris Chibnall, who acted as an executive producer and wrote all 24 episodes, and produced by Kudos Film and Television, Shine America, and Imaginary Friends. The series is set in Broadchurch, a fictional English town in Dorset, and focuses on police detectives DI Alec Hardy (David Tennant) and DS Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman). The series features an ensemble cast that in addition to Tennant and Colman includes Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan, Carolyn Pickles, Arthur Darvill, Charlotte Beaumont, Adam Wilson and Matthew Gravelle.
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2012
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
MovieMar 28, 2012

The Pirates! Band of Misfits

The Pirates! In an Adventure …
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (released in North America, Australia and New Zealand as The Pirates! Band of Misfits) is a 2012 British-American 3D stop-motion animated swashbuckler comedy film produced by Aardman Animations and Sony Pictures Animation as their second and final collaborative project. Directed by Peter Lord, the film is loosely based on The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists, the first book from Gideon Defoe's The Pirates! series. It follows The Pirate Captain and his crew of amateur pirates in their attempt to win the Pirate of the Year competition.
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The Syndicate
TV ShowMar 27, 2012

The Syndicate

The Syndicate is a British television drama series. It was written …
The Syndicate is a British television drama series. It was written by Kay Mellor and is broadcast on BBC One. It sees five members of a betting syndicate win the lottery. Each series follows a different syndicate. In the first series, it is set in a Leeds supermarket, in the second, a public hospital in Bradford, and the third, a crumbly stately home near Scarborough. The theme tune for the first two series of the show is "All or Nothing", by the Small Faces. For the third series, a cover version of the same song performed by Scars on 45 was used. The score is composed by guitarist Hal Lindes from Dire Straits.
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Sunday Brunch
TV ShowMar 25, 2012

Sunday Brunch

Sunday Brunch is a British television programme …
Sunday Brunch is a British television programme presented by Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer which is broadcast live on Channel 4 on Sunday mornings, that features cookery and interviews with celebrity guests.
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2011
Red Nose Day 2011
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TV ShowMar 18, 2011

Red Nose Day 2011

Red Nose Day 2011 was a fundraising event organised …
Red Nose Day 2011 was a fundraising event organised by Comic Relief. There was a live telethon broadcast on BBC One and BBC Two from the evening of 18 March 2011 to early the following morning as well as a number of run-up events. The theme for the Red Nose Day 2011 invited fund-raisers to "Do Something Funny For Money".
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The Magicians
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TV ShowJan 1, 2011

The Magicians

The Magicians is a British family entertainment television …
The Magicians is a British family entertainment television show, first broadcast throughout January 2011 on BBC One. The show features magicians performing a number of magic tricks with guest celebrities, to decide which pair will face a forfeit trick at the end of the episode. In the first series, this was decided through audience participation; however, for the second series, a phone vote was introduced. The first series was hosted by Lenny Henry, and featured magicians Luis de Matos, Barry and Stuart and Chris Korn. At the end of series 1, Luis de Matos was deemed series champion.
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2007
Red Nose Day 2007
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Red Nose Day 2007

Red Nose Day 2007 was a fund raising event in England …
Red Nose Day 2007 was a fund raising event in England organized by Comic Relief, broadcast live on BBC One and BBC Two from the evening of 16 March 2007 to early the following morning. It was part of "The Big One" campaign. Presenters introduced the show in two halves, one titled 'The funny' and the other titled 'The money'.
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2006
Penelope
MovieSep 8, 2006

Penelope

Penelope is a 2006 British-American fantasy romantic …
Penelope is a 2006 British-American fantasy romantic comedy film directed by Mark Palansky and starring Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Catherine O'Hara, Peter Dinklage, Richard E. Grant, and Reese Witherspoon.
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The One Show
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TV ShowAug 14, 2006

The One Show

The One Show is a British television magazine and chat …
The One Show is a British television magazine and chat show programme. Broadcast live on BBC One weeknights at 7:00 pm, it features topical stories and studio guests. It is currently co-hosted by Alex Jones alongside Matt Baker (Mondays to Thursdays) and a guest host on Fridays. Various reporters also assist with subject-specific presenting, both in the studio and on location, or through filmed segments. Originally produced in Birmingham and then in BBC's Media Village in White City, London, since 2014 the studio is in Broadcasting House, the BBC's headquarters in London.
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2005
MirrorMask
MovieSep 30, 2005

MirrorMask

In a fantasy world of opposing kingdoms, a 15-year-old girl …
In a fantasy world of opposing kingdoms, a 15-year-old girl named Helena who works at the family circus with her father and mother, who wishes--quite ironically--that she could run away from the circus and join 'real life'. But such is not to be the case, as she finds herself on a strange journey into the Dark Lands, a fantastic landscape filled with giants, Monkeybirds and dangerous sphinxes. She must find the fabled MirrorMask in order to save the kingdom and get back home.
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2004
The Paul O'Grady Show
TV ShowOct 11, 2004

The Paul O'Grady Show

The Paul O'Grady Show is a …
The Paul O'Grady Show is a British comedy chat show presented by comedian Paul O'Grady, first shown on 11 October 2004. The programme is a teatime chat show consisting of a mixture of celebrity guests, comic stunts, musical performances, and occasionally viewer competitions.
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Live at the Apollo
TV ShowSep 6, 2004

Live at the Apollo

Live at the Apollo (formerly titled Jack Dee Live at the Apollo) …
Live at the Apollo (formerly titled Jack Dee Live at the Apollo) is a British stand-up comedy programme performed from the Hammersmith Apollo Theatre in west London. Jack Dee hosted the first two series and the opening show of the third series, performing a short segment before introducing a guest comedian. Until 2015, all episodes were broadcast on BBC One. The show moved to BBC Two in November 2015. The programme was renamed for its third series which was filmed over three evenings in October 2007. The format was changed to suit with one of the night's performers assuming hosting duties.
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
MovieMay 23, 2004

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

"He's at Hogwarts. He's at …
"He's at Hogwarts. He's at Hogwarts." The infamous Sirius Black has escaped from Azkaban Prison and all sources believe he's after Harry Potter's life. What connection could there be between Harry's past and this crazed murderer? Can Harry figure it out before Black gets to him? And why does Mr. Weasley think Harry may want to find Black first? A shocking insight to a night 12 years ago.
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Strictly Come Dancing
TV ShowMay 15, 2004

Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing …
Strictly Come Dancing (informally known as Strictly) is a British television dance contest in which celebrities partner with professional dancers to compete in mainly ballroom and Latin dance. Each couple is scored out of 10 by a panel of judges. The format has been exported to over 40 other countries, licensed by BBC Worldwide, and has also inspired a modern dance-themed spin-off Strictly Dance Fever. The Guinness Book of Records has named Strictly to be the world’s most successful reality TV format. The show is currently presented by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman.
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The Catherine Tate Show
TV ShowFeb 16, 2004

The Catherine Tate Show

The Catherine Tate Show is …
The Catherine Tate Show is a British television sketch comedy written by Catherine Tate and Aschlin Ditta. Tate also stars in all but one of the show's sketches, which feature a wide range of characters. The Catherine Tate Show airs on BBC Two and is shown worldwide through the BBC. Collectively, the show has been nominated for six BAFTA Awards, two British Comedy Awards and an Emmy Award, and it has won two Royal Television Society Awards, two British Comedy Awards and a National Television Award since its debut in 2004.
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2002
Harry Hill's TV Burp
TV ShowNov 14, 2002

Harry Hill's TV Burp

Harry Hill's TV Burp (also known as just TV Burp) is a British …
Harry Hill's TV Burp (also known as just TV Burp) is a British television comedy programme which was broadcast between 2001 and 2012 on ITV. The show was produced by Avalon Television and was written and hosted by comedian Harry Hill. Each episode took a humorous look back at the previous week of programming on British television.
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SongNov 11, 2002

The Blues Dance
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SongNov 11, 2002

Drinking
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2000
Lenny Henry in Pieces
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TV ShowDec 30, 2000

Lenny Henry in Pieces

Lenny Henry in Pieces is a …
Lenny Henry in Pieces is a British stand-up and sketch show by comedians Lenny Henry and Gina Yashere. It aired on BBC One between 2000 and 2003. The show began with two Christmas specials in 2000 and 2001. The 2000 show won the Golden Rose of Montreux award. This was followed up by a six-part series in March 2002. A second and final series consisting of seven episodes began in March 2003. It was followed by The Lenny Henry Show (2004), which also featured sketches.
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1999
The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything
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MovieDec 31, 1999

The Nearly Complete and Utter History o…

Humorous review of British …
Humorous review of British history.
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Loose Women
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TV ShowSep 6, 1999

Loose Women

Loose Women is a British panel show that has been …
Loose Women is a British panel show that has been broadcast on ITV since 6 September 1999. The show is produced by ITV Studios and is broadcast on weekdays at 12.30pm. The programme was originally broadcast from Norwich before moving to London and focuses on a panel of four female presenters who interview celebrities, discuss their lives, and discuss topical issues ranging from politics and current affairs to celebrity gossip and entertainment news. The show's current main hosts/anchor presenters are Kaye Adams, Ruth Langsford, Andrea McLean and Christine Lampard. The programme has been simulcast in the Republic of Ireland on Virgin Media Two, since January 2015. Its 3,000th episode was broadcast on 15 May 2018.
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Hope and Glory
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TV ShowJun 22, 1999

Hope and Glory

Hope and Glory is a BBC television drama about a …
Hope and Glory is a BBC television drama about a comprehensive school struggling with financial, staffing and disciplinary problems, and faced with closure. It starred Lenny Henry as maverick "Superhead" Ian George, enlisted to turn around the school's fortunes.
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1996
Famous Fred
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MovieDec 24, 1996

Famous Fred

Two children learn their recently deceased cat, was actually a …
Two children learn their recently deceased cat, was actually a famous rock star in the cat world.
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Neverwhere
TV ShowSep 12, 1996

Neverwhere

Neverwhere is an urban fantasy television series by Neil …
Neverwhere is an urban fantasy television series by Neil Gaiman that first aired in 1996 on BBC Two. The series is set in "London Below", a magical realm coexisting with the more familiar London, referred to as "London Above". It was devised by Neil Gaiman and Lenny Henry, and directed by Dewi Humphreys. Gaiman adapted the series into a novel, which was released in September 1996. The series and book were partially inspired by Gene Wolfe's novel Free Live Free.
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1991
Bernard and the Genie
MovieNov 23, 1991

Bernard and the Genie

Bernard Bottle, a mild …
Bernard Bottle, a mild mannered art buyer, is fired by his greedy boss, abandoned by his girlfriend and discovers a genie in an old bottle. The genie immediately embraces the modern world and helps Bernard on the side.
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True Identity
MovieAug 23, 1991

True Identity

True Identity is a comedy about a black actor named Miles …
True Identity is a comedy about a black actor named Miles Pope who wants to play a part in Othello. After a plane ride home from a failed acting job Miles meets a producer named Leland Carver who slips out his mob identity when the plane is about to crash but after all of that the plane does not crash. Now Miles is the only man who knows the past to this mob man. Miles gets the help of his best friend make-up artist Duane to turn him into a White man. As Miles is packing his stuff to get out of town, the hitman walks in and a struggle is in affect. Miles wins the fight and kills the hitman in an electrical fashion. Now Anthony (Leland Carver's top man) comes in to confirm that Miles is dead. Now Miles is mistaken as the hitman. Now Miles must assume a parade of identity's to get away from the Mob's guns hot on his trail.
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Billie Henry
Child1991

Billie Henry

Billie Henry is an actress, known for Gal Young Un (1979).
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1988
This Morning
TV ShowOct 3, 1988

This Morning

This Morning is a British daytime television programme that is …
This Morning is a British daytime television programme that is broadcast on ITV. The show airs live on weekdays from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm featuring news, topical items, showbiz, style and beauty, home and garden, food, health, real life and more similar features.
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The Suicide Club
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MovieMay 21, 1988

The Suicide Club

A woman traumatized by her brother's suicide is inducted …
A woman traumatized by her brother's suicide is inducted into a world of games involving murder.
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1987
French and Saunders
TV ShowMar 9, 1987

French and Saunders

French and Saunders is a British sketch comedy television …
French and Saunders is a British sketch comedy television series written by and starring comic duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. It is also the name by which the performers are known on the occasions when they appear elsewhere as a double act.
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Coast to Coast
MovieJan 4, 1987

Coast to Coast

Coast to Coast is a 1987 comedy thriller starring Lenny Henry, …
Coast to Coast is a 1987 comedy thriller starring Lenny Henry, John Shea, with cameos from Peter Vaughan, Pete Postlethwaite and Cherie Lunghi. It was directed by Sandy Johnson from a script by Stan Hey. It featured a sound track of classic Motown tracks.
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1985
Best Entertainment Performance
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Nomination1985

Best Entertainment Performance

Nominated for "The Lenny Henry Show".
British Academy Television Award
1984
Dawn French
MarriageOctober 1984

Dawn French

Dawn Roma French (born 11 October 1957) is a British …
Dawn Roma French (born 11 October 1957) is a British actress, writer, and comedian. She is best known for starring in and writing for the comedy sketch show French and Saunders with comedy partner Jennifer Saunders and for playing the lead role as Geraldine Granger in the sitcom The Vicar of Dibley. French has been nominated for seven BAFTA TV Awards and also won a BAFTA Fellowship with Jennifer Saunders.
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The Lenny Henry Show
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TV ShowSep 4, 1984

The Lenny Henry Show

The Lenny Henry Show is a comedy sketch show (and in …
The Lenny Henry Show is a comedy sketch show (and in its 1987–88 incarnation, a sitcom) featuring Lenny Henry. It was originally broadcast between 1984 and 1988, and was later revived twice, in 1995 and 2004–2005.
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1982
The Young Ones
TV ShowNov 9, 1982

The Young Ones

The Young Ones is a British sitcom, broadcast in the …
The Young Ones is a British sitcom, broadcast in the United Kingdom from 1982 to 1984 in two six-part series. Shown on BBC2, it featured anarchic, offbeat humour which helped bring alternative comedy to British television in the 1980s and made household names of its writers and performers. In 1985, it was shown on MTV, one of the first non-music television shows on the fledgling channel. The show's title relates to the song of the same name, written by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett, and sung by Cliff Richard and The Shadows, which was a No. 1 UK hit single.
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The Comic Strip Presents
TV ShowNov 2, 1982

The Comic Strip Presents

The Comic Strip is a group of …
The Comic Strip is a group of British comedians who came to prominence in the 1980s. They are known for their television series The Comic Strip Presents... which was labelled as a pioneering example of the alternative comedy scene. The core members are Adrian Edmondson, Dawn French, Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer, Peter Richardson, Jennifer Saunders and Alexei Sayle, with frequent appearances by Keith Allen, Robbie Coltrane, Lanah P and others.
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1981
Dawn French
Relationship1981

Dawn French

Dawn Roma French (born 11 October 1957) is a British …
Dawn Roma French (born 11 October 1957) is a British actress, writer, and comedian. She is best known for starring in and writing for the comedy sketch show French and Saunders with comedy partner Jennifer Saunders and for playing the lead role as Geraldine Granger in the sitcom The Vicar of Dibley. French has been nominated for seven BAFTA TV Awards and also won a BAFTA Fellowship with Jennifer Saunders.
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1976
The Fosters
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TV ShowApr 9, 1976

The Fosters

The Fosters is a British television programme, produced by …
The Fosters is a British television programme, produced by London Weekend Television which aired on ITV from 9 April 1976, until 9 July 1977. It was created and developed by Jon Watkins, who adapted the American sitcom, Good Times, developed by Norman Lear, and created by Eric Monte and Mike Evans. It was one of the first British television programmes to have an entirely black cast. It was the predecessor to many future British television programmes that featured a predominantly black cast: (The Real McCoy, No Problem!, Desmond's, The Lenny Henry Show and its subsequent incarnations).
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1975
Seaside Special
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TV ShowJul 5, 1975

Seaside Special

Seaside Special was a BBC light entertainment show …
Seaside Special was a BBC light entertainment show broadcast from 1975. It was an outside broadcast filmed at a big top in a British seaside resort. Originally the big top belonged to various circuses (mainly Gerry Cottle's Circus), but in later seasons, the BBC bought its own to be the venue. The programme was developed by producer Michael Hurll. The series was developed after a short-lived, 6 part 'trial' aired on BBC2 in 1973, under the title Show Of The Week: The Young Generation Big Top, starring the dance troupe The Young Generation and hosted by various personalities. The series was broadcast from various Pontin's Holiday Camps around the UK under the Gerry Cottle Big Top. The first show, airing on 6 August 1973, was hosted by Clodagh Rodgers.
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1974
Tiswas
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TV ShowJan 5, 1974

Tiswas

Tiswas ("Today Is Saturday Watch And Smile") was a children's …
Tiswas ("Today Is Saturday Watch And Smile") was a children's British television series that originally aired on Saturday mornings from 5 January 1974 to 3 April 1982 and was produced for the ITV network by ATV Network Limited.
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1971
Parkinson
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TV ShowJun 19, 1971

Parkinson

Parkinson is a British television chat show that was …
Parkinson is a British television chat show that was presented by Michael Parkinson. It was first shown on BBC1 from 19 June 1971 to 10 April 1982 and 9 January 1998 to 24 April 2004. Parkinson then switched to ITV on which the show continued from 4 September 2004 to 22 December 2007. A series entitled Parkinson One to One was produced by Yorkshire Television from 28 March 1987 to 23 July 1988.
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1964
Top of the Pops
TV ShowJan 1, 1964

Top of the Pops

Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, is a British music …
Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, is a British music chart television programme, made by the BBC and originally broadcast weekly between 1 January 1964 and 30 July 2006. The programme was shown every Thursday evening on BBC One, except for a short period on Fridays in mid-1973 before being again moved to Fridays at 7:30 pm in 1996 and then to Sundays on BBC Two in 2005. Each weekly programme consisted of performances from some of that week's best-selling popular music artists, with a rundown of that week's singles chart. Additionally, there was a special edition of the programme on Christmas Day (and usually, until 1984, a second such edition a few days after Christmas), featuring some of the best-selling singles of the year.
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1958
Blue Peter
TV ShowOct 16, 1958

Blue Peter

Blue Peter is a British CBBC children's television …
Blue Peter is a British CBBC children's television programme. It first aired in 1958 and is the longest-running children's TV show in the world. Although the show has a nautical title and theme, its current format takes the form of a magazine/entertainment show containing viewer and presenter challenges, as well as the famous arts and crafts "makes". It is shown on the CBBC channel. During its history there have been many presenters, often consisting of two women and two men at a time. The show uses a studio for the main format of the presenting; there is also a garden, often referred to as the Blue Peter Garden, which is used during the summer months or for outdoor activities. The current presenters are Barney Harwood, Lindsey Russell and Radzi Chinyanganya. There is also a trainee guide dog named Iggy which Blue Peter is looking after during its first year of training.
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Lenny Henry
BirthAugust 1958

Lenny Henry

Lenny Henry was born.
The Black and White Minstrel Show
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TV ShowJun 14, 1958

The Black and White Minstrel Show

The Black and White Minstrel …
The Black and White Minstrel Show was a British light entertainment show that ran for twenty years on BBC prime-time television. Beginning in 1958, it was a weekly light entertainment and variety show which presented traditional American minstrel and country songs, as well as show tunes and music hall numbers, and with lavish costumes. It was also a popular stage show.
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