In a new series of Billy Connolly Does…, Glasgow’s favourite son returns with more delightful shaggy dog tales interspersed with 50 years’ worth of hilarious stand up and deeply touching personal recollections.
Over three episodes, the Big Yin take a reflective look at his heroes and villains from over the years, what he thinks about fame and showbiz, and growing old disgracefully.
In the first episode, Billy tackles heroes and villains, both public and personal. As ever with Billy, you rarely get what you expect. The Swiss and their expletive inducing ‘neutrality’ come in for a ferociously funny kicking.
Legendary Scotland football manager Jock Stein is remembered with huge affection alongside memories of being at Wembley with Rod Stewart in 1977, the day the ‘Tartan Army’ famously invaded the pitch following England’s 2-1 defeat to sing Doris Day’s Que Sera Sera.
But it’s the memories of his sister, his greatest hero, protecting him from bullies in school that stays with you long after the show ends.
Billy Connolly Does returns Thursday 30th March on Gold.