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Episode 2

This final instalment finds Billy back in the Scotland of his childhood, where he reveals that knitted woolly swimming trunks were not a figment of his imagination.

In British comedy there is a line in the sand and that line is Billy Connolly. Before he found fame on an international level, British comedy was an end-of-the-pier kind of affair - but through sheer talent and force of personality, Connolly ploughed a different and deeply personal yet universal approach to comedy and in doing so he changed the face of British comedy forever.

He has been called the Beatles and Jesus of comedy by his peers and an immature 'manure mouth' by the leader of the Scottish Zion Baptist Church. So say what you like about him, but you can't deny everyone wants to know him. And that is what Made In Scotland is about - it is Billy as you have never seen him before - intimate, deeply personal and very funny.

Weaved around personal accounts and interviews from famous faces, Billy's life is revealed in all its glory - a shaggy dog story approach to his work - and one that has turned him from Billy Connolly the welder into Billy Connolly - The Big Yin.

This final instalment (featuring Eddie Izzard, Ross Noble, Micky Flanagan, AL Kennedy, Tracey Ullman, Val McDermid, Sharleen Spiteri and Eddi Reader) finds Billy back in the Scotland of his childhood, where he reveals that knitted woolly swimming trunks were not a figment of his imagination.

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Sat 17 Aug 2019 22:00

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Music Played

  • Jack Nitzsche

    Zapata

  • David Holmes

    The Ballad Of Sarah And Jack

  • Santo & Johnny

    Sleep Walk

  • David Holmes

    Hey Maggy

  • Guitar Slim

    Certainly All

  • Little Walter

    Juke

  • Eddie Cantour

    Ma He's Making Eyes At Me

  • Al Jolson

    Mammy

  • Billy Connolly

    Campbell's Farewell

  • Ray Conniff & His Orchestra & Chorus

    Bali Ha'i (Album Version)

  • Max Richter

    Shadow Journal

  • Paul Desmond

    Take Ten

  • Lambert

    Hedi On The Bike

  • Lambert

    In The Woods

  • Billy Connolly

    I Wish I Was In Glasgow

  • Talk Talk

    The Rainbow

  • Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs

    Foggy Mountain Breakdown (Featured In The Motion Picture "Bonnie and Clyde")

  • The Divine Comedy

    Island Life

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Billy Connolly
Director Mike Reilly
Series Producer Jacqueline Houston
Production Company 7 Wonder Productions

Broadcasts