Henry is a writer, poet and TV and Film Producer and founder of the Manchester Poetry Festival and co-founder of the Nottingham Poetry Festival.
In June 2017 he was honoured with a special BAFTA for services to Television.
He co-wrote and script edited every episode of the multi-award-winning Mrs Merton show and the spin off series Mrs Merton and Malcolm. He also co-created and co-wrote the first series of The Royle Family.
With Steve Coogan he co-wrote the BAFTA WINNING Paul and Pauline Calf Video Diaries, Coogan’s Run, Tony Ferrino among many others.
Setting up Baby Cow Productions Ltd in 1999, Henry executive produced all, and script edited many of the shows during his seventeen years as MD – including Philomenia, Gavin and Stacey, The Mighty Boosh, Red Dwarf and Alan Partridge.
Since retiring in April 2016 Henry has written and performed seven BBC Radio 4 shows including ‘a normal family’ ‘a normal love’ ‘a normal creativity’ which combine comedy, poetry and stories about bringing up his autistic son.
Henry performs poetry at Literature Festivals around the UK and has 10 recent poetry collections out from Flapjack Press including a hardback selected works ‘The Escape Plan’. Henry also has a memoir ‘A Normal Family’ published by Two Roads Press telling the story of his family which is co-written with his wife, ‘Angela Pell’.
HENRY NORMAL WILL READ HIS POETRY AND MORE IN THE GREAT HALL 4.30PM - 5.15PM. ADVANCE TICKETS £7 ON THE DAY TICKETS £10 [SUBJECT TO AVAILABILTY]View Full Line Up