Sir Lenny Henry is set to explore the deep links between the UK and Commonwealth in a one-off BBC special which sees the comedian and actor tour the Caribbean.
Henry’s travels will take him to the Bahamas and Jamaica, birthplace of his parents who came to the UK as part of the post-Windrush generation, where he’ll hear what the Commonwealth means to people.
The programme will air close to the 2018 Commonwealth Summit which takes place in London for the first time in over 30 years.
In what’s described as a “funny and fascinating journey,” Henry’s conversations with people from all walks of life will examine the special bond that exists between the people of the Caribbean and the UK, a microcosm of the wider relationship between all of the people of the Commonwealth.
Speaking about the show, Sir Lenny said: “I’m delighted and excited to revisit where my parents grew up and explore things I don’t know about Jamaica and the Bahamas especially in the context of the Commonwealth.”