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Scottish comedian Billy Connolly voices Seamus Heaney's last work

BBC Newsline's Donna Traynor speaks to Scottish comedian Billy Connolly about his role in the animation series Five Fables .

The animation, produced for BBC Northern Ireland, is based on Seamus Heaney's translation of stories that were written by the Scottish poet Robert Henryson.

The series is voiced by Connolly and was the last project Heaney worked on before his death in 2013.

The first programme in the Five Fables series will be broadcast on BBC Two Northern Ireland on Thursday 13 March at 19:00 GMT.

  • 17 Feb 2014