Preview – Lenny Henry: the Commonwealth Kid

Lenny Henry
Picture Shows: Lenny Henry in Trench Town, Jamaica. Image Credit: BBC/Burning Bright Productions/Andy Mundy-Castle.

Made to coincide with the Commonwealth Games which begin in Australia this week, Lenny Henry investigates the relationship between the UK and the Commonwealth.

Lenny travels to Jamaica, his mother’s homeland, in order to understand more about where his family came from, eventually travelling to the place that he would have called his home if his mother decided not to come to Britain. He also looks into why the British first arrived to this place originally, and the Commonwealth’s future.

Lenny Henry: the Commonwealth Kid is on BBC One at 21.00.