black britain

LENNY HENRY WANTS TO STOP BLACK BRITISH TALENT FLEEING TO AMERICA

Comedian/actor Lenny Henry is very outspoken these days over the plight of Britain’s black talent. I had this to say about Lenny in a previous post: When Lenny was cock of the walk at the BBC back in the 1980s and in a position to help implement change he never really spoke out about the lack of diversity in television . But almost three decades later (and no longer cock of the walk at Auntie Beeb) Lenny is now chairing committees, speaking out []

UK NEWS/TV: EASTENDERS TO AIR IT’S FIRST EPISODE FEATURING ENTIRELY BLACK CAST / VERDICT

Via BBC News EastEnders is to air the first episode featuring an entirely black cast for the first time in its 23-year history. Tonight’s programme will focus entirely on characters Patrick Trueman, Denise Wicks, fiance Lucas, and her daughters Chelsea and Libby. Patrick reminisces about London in the 1950s after his arrival from the Caribbean in the episode. The action will be set chiefly in his house, which is also the home of the other characters. The family discuss history around the []