Lenny Henry is one of the region's most famous sons and one of the country's favourite comedians. He started his showbiz career on the hit Central Television show Tizwas. Since then he's gone to demonstrate what a versitile performer he is.
Now a whole new audience is about to discover his talents. He's featuring in Disney's award winning animation series Phineas and Ferb. As Balvinder Sidhu reports he joins a guest list which includes David Beckham and Michael J Fox.
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Further snow showers are expected to continue through the morning, easing somewhat during the afternoon.
Strong, bitterly cold winds, with sunny intervals and scattered snow showers.
Old Market Square in Nottingham was a blaze of orange, green and white as hundreds brave the blizzard-like conditions.