BBC1 mulls Lenny Henry sitcom

Rudy's Rare Records could go to TV

Lenny Henry’s Radio 4 sitcom Rudy’s Rare Records could be heading to BBC One.

The corporation’s in-house comedy department is working on a TV version on the show, in which he plays a record store owner.

According to trade magazine Broadcast, Henry recently took part in a read-through ahead of a formal commissioning pitch.

Also in the pipeline as a possible BBC TV series about ‘aging Muslim’ Mr Khan, a character played by Adil Khan on his morning show on the under-threat Asian Network. The creation has already previously appeared on BBC Two’s Bellamy’s People and Radio 4’s Down The Line.

Meanwhile, Henry is learning how to sing classic soul and blues songs for a new Sky TV show in which celebrities live out their fantasies, called First Love.

Published: 8 Apr 2010

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