UK TV

UK TV: THIS MORNING – “I THOUGHT ONLY PEOPLE IN AFRICA GOT HIV”

Peter Schofield and Holly Willoughby talk to Rachel Dilley, a mother-of-three who says she never dreamed she was at risk of HIV – because ‘only African people could get it’. “Growing up the only thing I’d seen was an advert on TV in Africa of African people dying of AIDS and I thought it was a disease you caught in that COUNTRY,  and that only they caught it. I didn’t realise that you know a white person had ever had it.” Is []

UK TV: LENNY HENRY WRITES BBC DRAMA BASED ON HIS TEENAGE YEARS AND RISE TO FAME

Comedian and actor Lenny Henry has written a one-off BBC drama based on his teenage years and his rise to fame. The drama titled Danny And The Human Zoo tells the story of a teenage impressionist growing up in a Jamaican family in 1970s Dudley (Birmingham). Lenny who grew up in Dudley launched his career starring in the controversial Black And White Minstrel Show and later appeared on the hit talent show New Faces. When asked about the up and coming drama Lenny said: “I’m []

UK TV: IDRIS ELBA TO APPEAR AS JUDGE ON NEW SKY 1 TALENT SHOW

The Voice reports that actor Idris Elba will appear as a judge on a new Sky 1 talent show titled Launching People.  The purpose of the show is to ‘turn people’s dreams of making films, music, food and other passions into reality’. When asked about the project Idris said: I want to find a person to tell a story and inspire others. They might have an idea that they’re not quite sure how to take to the next level. If I represent anything, []