Series 1, Episode 4 - He's At It Again, God
Says Billy: "Religion is rife with comic material and I can't resist having a go at it."
Looking back at his experience growing up in Scotland in the 50s and 60s and into adulthood in the 70s, Billy reflects on themes of faith, sectarianism and the power of the church. He deftly weaves in tales of his life that illustrate ground level experience of growing up with the sectarianism of time as well as his own attitudes to religion's place in Scottish life.
He also delves into some of his classic routines, such as his legendary Crucifixion sketch which established him as a taboo-busting, ground-breaking comedian, revealing how it started and developed into a cornerstone of his career.
- Thursday 4th June 2020
- BBC Scotland
- 30 minutes
Show past repeats
Cast & crew
|Colin Murray||Series Producer|
|Rachel Bell||Executive Producer|
|Tony Nellany||Commissioning Editor|
Half a century on from being denounced in the pulpits and pilloried for being a "blasphemous buffoon", Billy Connolly remains unrepentant over his controversial routines lampooning religion.Alison Rowat, The Herald, 3rd June 2020