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Billy Connolly

Billy Connolly

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 18 Nov 2001

Comedian, Actor

This week the castaway on Desert Island Discs is the comedian and actor, Billy Connolly. His one-man shows continue to pack venues on both sides of the Atlantic and his performances in films such as Mrs Brown, The Debt Collector and The Imposters have won him great critical acclaim. In conversation with Sue Lawley, he talks about his life and work and chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Choices

Regimental Band and the Massed Pipes of the Scots Guards

2.

Regimental Band and the Massed Pipes of the Scots Guards

Skye Boat Song

Hank Williams

3.

Castaway's favourite

Hank Williams

Long Gone Lonesome Blues

Others who chose this artist

Bob Devereux, Clive Palmer

7.

Bob Devereux, Clive Palmer

Morris Room

Book

Oxford English Dictionary by

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Broadcast

First broadcast: Sat 30 Jul 1977

Comedian, Actor

Roy Plomley's castaway is comedian Billy Connolly.

Choices

Elton John

7.

Elton John

Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word

Others who chose this artist

Laurel & Hardy

8.

Castaway's favourite

Laurel & Hardy

At The Ball That's All

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Book

Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

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Luxury item

Electrical device to heat shaving foam

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