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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.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 3 - Dirty Bits

Featuring some very frank chat from Billy as he looks back at his youthful sex education, or lack of it, and getting an idea of the basics from toilet walls. There is winching in closes and lots more, as the programme shows how Billy dealt with his own embarrassment, by shining a light on it, and inadvertently challenged the sexual mores of the time. And some noted Scottish female entertainers reveal how his comedy routines were a force for liberation at the time.

Broadcast details

Thursday 28th May 2020
BBC Scotland
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 31st May 2020 11:00pm BBC Scotland
Monday 19th October 2020 10:30pm BBC Scotland
Saturday 24th October 2020 9:00pm BBC Scotland
Sunday 31st July 2022 9:30pm BBC Scotland

Cast & crew

Billy Connolly Self
Guest cast
Jeannie Jones (as Dr Jeannie Jones) Self
John Carruthers Self
Marjorie Ferry Self
Clare Hemphill Self
Barbara Dickson Self
Libby McArthur Self
Colin Higgins Self
Elaine C. Smith Self
Rachel Jackson Self
Susan Riddell Self
Production team
Colin Murray Director
Colin Murray Series Producer
Rachel Bell Executive Producer
Aldo Palumbo Editor
Dave Clark Editor
Tony Nellany Commissioning Editor
Steve Carson Commissioning Editor


Billy Connolly reveals his deep embarrassment about sex

Sir Billy Connolly has opened up on how his taboo-busting routines about sex were inspired by his own "deep embarrassment" about his lack of knowledge as a teenager and his failure to get women to take him seriously.

Brian Ferguson, The Scotsman, 28th May 2020

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