Monday's TV pick: Danny And The Human Zoo

Published Monday, Aug 31 2015, 01:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Danny And The Human Zoo is a fictionalised account of Lenny Henry's life as a talented teenager in 1970s Dudley.

At home, Danny's mother rules with an iron fist. Outside of the house, Danny is in lust with an Irish girl who won't give him the time of day – until he wins his first talent competition.

Danny And The Human Zoo, BBC1, Mon 31 Aug


After his success at a local club, it's not long before Danny is working the comedy circuit. Audiences are impressed as he becomes Mohammed Ali, Tommy Cooper and Frank Spencer, which leads to him hitting the big time and getting on TV – an unheard of feat for a young black boy.

But his unscrupulous manager takes advantage and forces him to star in a show he doesn't want to. With Danny at rock bottom, can he save himself and find out who he really is?

Danny And The Human Zoo, BBC1, 9pm

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