Comedy Legends. Barry Cryer. Copyright: 3DD.

Comedy Legends

Sky Arts documentary series presented by Barry Cryer. 30 episodes (3 series), 2018 - 2020. Features Barry Cryer, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Steve Punt, Clive Anderson and others.

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Billy Connolly: Made In Scotland. Billy Connolly.

Series 2, Episode 11 - Billy Connolly

Comedy Legends examines the career of The Big Yin - the one and only Billy Connolly.

Further details

From his days as a welder in the Glaswegian shipyard, Billy Connolly was also a banjo player in the folk music band The
Humblebums and found the jokes he told between songs went down well, and eventually formed his entire act. Becoming a fulltime comedian, he rose to fame across the UK through his appearances on Michael Parkinson's chat show in the seventies.

Before long, he broke the USA, with numerous world tours and appearances in blockbuster films like Disney Pixar's Brave and The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies.

In 2013 Connolly disclosed he was being treated for initial symptoms or Parkinson's disease, and earlier this year confirmed further that the advance of his symptoms may force his retirement. But as far as legacies, go, there are few comedians who can rival Billy's.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 1st January 2020
Sky Arts
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Barry Cryer Host / Presenter
Steve Punt Self
Stephen Armstrong Self
Tony Hawks Self
Neil Norman Self
Jo Caulfield Self
Guest cast
Billy Connolly Self (Archive Material)
Production team
Lyndy Saville Director
Lyndy Saville Producer
David Byrne Executive Producer
Jack Oliver Executive Producer
Dominic Saville Executive Producer

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