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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 6 repeated Sunday at 9:30pm on BBC Scotland

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Series 1, Episode 4 - He's At It Again, God

The focus of this episode is on one of Billy Connolly's favourite sources of stand-up material: religion.

Further details

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.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 4th June 2020
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Scotland
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 7th June 2020 10:30pm BBC Scotland
Monday 26th October 2020 10:30pm BBC Scotland
Saturday 31st October 2020 9:00pm BBC Scotland
Sunday 7th August 2022 9:30pm BBC Scotland

Cast & crew

Cast
Billy Connolly Self
Janey Godley Self
Guest cast
Allan Little Self
Roz Armstrong Self
Kevin McKenna Self
Lubna Kerr Self
Production team
Pete Stanton Director
Colin Murray Series Producer
Pete Stanton Producer
Rachel Bell Executive Producer
Jonathan Seal Editor
Tony Nellany Commissioning Editor

Press

Connolly: I'll never apologise over religion routine

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

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