Viewers of TV’s ‘Luther’ were apparently unaware that episodes two and six of Series One featured Lenny Henry as the moody detective.
‘It’s understandable that we were fooled’, said the show’s producer. ‘Both are roughly the same shade of black. There were some scenes where the actor insisted on inserting some comedy but thankfully they were edited out. The bed scenes were unusual, too – the script called for red-hot black-on-white love action, rather than a guaranteed good night’s sleep in a reasonably-priced hotel’.
TV executives have called for black actors to be microchipped to prevent similar events in future.