Billy And Us. Billy Connolly. Copyright: BBC
Billy And Us

Billy And Us

  • TV factual
  • BBC Scotland
  • 2020
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Billy Connolly looks back at his life and comedy career. Also features Janey Godley.

Billy And Us. Billy Connolly. Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Factual
Broadcast
2020
Channels
BBC Scotland
Episodes
6 (1 series)
Features
Billy Connolly and Janey Godley
Directors
Colin Murray and Pete Stanton
Producers
Colin Murray, Pete Stanton and Rachel Bell
Companies

The Big Yin himself reflects on his life alongside treasures from the archives.

With subjects ranging from the shipyards to sex, religion, class and politics, Billy - in a new and candid contemporary interview - talks about his life, career and routines, shedding light along the way on the cultural landscape of Scotland... and beyond.

As Billy himself says: "All my life I've wanted to make people laugh... while I might have been shocking, I never set out to shock, I just did what I thought was funny, but looking back I can see that by sending up what was around me at the time, I might well have ended up breaking down barriers and taking on the odd taboo."

He reviews a range of archive film throughout the series, ranging from classic routines and interviews to some rare and long forgotten documentary footage.

Additional details

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 14th May 2020 at 10pm on BBC Scotland
Most recent repeats
  • Saturday 14th November 2020 at 9:00pm on BBC Scotland - Episode 6
  • Monday 9th November 2020 at 10:30pm on BBC Scotland - Episode 6
  • Saturday 7th November 2020 at 9:00pm on BBC Scotland - Episode 5

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