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Lenny Henry to feature in web talk on diversity

WEB TALK: Lenny Henry (PA)

ACCLAIMED STAGE actor and funnyman Lenny Henry is set to talk about the serious issue of there not being enough black people in the creative media as he fights to get greater diversity in the industry.

The 55-year-old, who became a household name for his television comedy, is currently advising the government on how to improve the numbers of ethnic minorities in TV, theatre, radio and film, and has proposed the so-called “Henry Papers” in a bid to boost black recruitment.

Henry is scheduled to speak tonight (Apr 17) at 7.30pm on the TV Collective website, where he will be questioned by London Live’s Eddie Botsio.

The comic will field questions from online users and will discuss why he thinks the creative industry has gone backwards in the last 10 years in regards to reflecting greater diversity.

To participate in the discussion with Henry, registration to the TV Collective is required.

For more information and to register, visit:

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