(1980s) TV commercial for Smith's Square Crisps.
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3 Articles |
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Lenny Henry CBE | Shrunken Head | Sir Lenny Henry
6' 2½" (1.9 m)
Did You Know?
TV producers of the 1960s and 1970s missed a great opportunity. Rather than reflect the reality of multi-ethnic Britain they chose a more xenophobic route - emphasizing points of difference instead of similarities. If they had been more truthful in their observations, who's to say we couldn't have encouraged more young black kids at school or prevented the Brixton riots even?
Worked with the 1980s band the Style Council on the album "Our Favourite Shop" on a song called "A Stand-Up Comic's Instructions," which tries to point out that stand-up comics shouldn't use cheap jokes about homosexuals, Asians, Blacks, and Irish people to get laughs.