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Lenny Henry calls for TV diversity fund

18 March 2014 Last updated at 19:16 GMT

Lenny Henry says funds should be set aside to boost the presence of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people in the broadcasting industry.

In a lecture at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta), the actor and comedian said BAME representation - in front of and behind the camera - was "appalling" compared to their size within the British population.

Henry told BBC News that he hoped his speech would be the "start of a conversation".

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