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".