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Billy Connolly: Made In Scotland

Billy Connolly: Made In Scotland

  • TV documentary
  • BBC Two
  • 2018 - 2019
  • 2 episodes (1 series)

Documentary profiling the life of Billy Connolly.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 2

This final installment of two one hour specials, finds Billy back in the Scotland of his childhood, where he reveals that knitted woolly swimming trunks were not a figment of his imagination.

Broadcast details

Friday 4th January 2019
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 28th July 2019 10:00pm BBC Scotland
Saturday 17th August 2019 10:00pm BBC2
Saturday 11th January 2020 12:05am BBC2
Tuesday 2nd June 2020 10:00pm BBC Scotland
Saturday 6th June 2020 11:00pm BBC Scotland
Saturday 27th February 2021 10:00pm BBC2
Thursday 9th December 2021 10:00pm BBC Scotland
Thursday 30th December 2021 9:00pm BBC4
Monday 3rd January 2022 1:20am BBC4
Sunday 24th July 2022 10:00pm BBC Scotland

Cast & crew

Billy Connolly Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Alison Kennedy (as A L Kennedy) Self
Micky Flanagan Self
Eddie Izzard Self
Val McDermid Self
Sharleen Spiteri Self
Eddi Reader Self
Tracey Ullman Self
Ross Noble Self
Martin Stevenson Self
Production team
Mike Reilly Series Director
Jacqueline Houston Series Producer
Mark Bell Executive Producer
David Harron Executive Producer
Mike Reilly Executive Producer
Oliver Rainbird (as Ollie Rainbird) Editor
Jane Tubb Editor
Jaimie Gramston Director of Photography


Billy Connolly: Made in Scotland review

Although it's a nostalgic look The Big Yin's life, career, and beloved Scotland, this documentary also sees the stand-up dispensing some cheerfully wise philosophy.

Holly Williams, The Independent, 5th January 2019

Sir Billy Connolly sorry for 'depressing' fans

Sir Billy Connolly has said sorry for "depressing" fans after describing his life as "slipping away".

BBC, 5th January 2019

The second part of this profile of the 76-year-old comedian sees him back in Scotland, meeting locals for selfies, reflecting on his first trade as a "useless" welder and assessing the paradoxical character of his native country. Ross Noble, Sharleen Spiteri and Micky Flanagan contribute.

David Stubbs, The Guardian, 4th January 2019

Sir Billy Connolly: 'I don't fear death'

Sir Billy Connolly has insisted he does not fear death as he revealed how laughter was helping him cope with Parkinson's disease.

BBC, 3rd January 2019

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