Series 2, Episode 11 - Billy Connolly
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.
- Wednesday 1st January 2020
- Sky Arts
- 60 minutes
Cast & crew
|Barry Cryer||Host / Presenter|
|Billy Connolly||Self (Archive Material)|
|David Byrne||Executive Producer|
|Jack Oliver||Executive Producer|
|Dominic Saville||Executive Producer|