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Billy Connolly: Portrait of a Lifetime

Billy Connolly celebrates his 75th birthday by sitting for three Scottish artists - John Byrne, Jack Vettriano and Rachel MacLean.

Celebrating Billy Connolly's 75th birthday and 50 years in the business, three Scottish artists - John Byrne, Jack Vettriano and Rachel MacLean - each create a new portrait of the Big Yin. As he sits with each artist, Billy talks about his remarkable life and career, which has taken him from musician and pioneering stand-up to Hollywood star and national treasure.

59 minutes

Last on

Wed 1 Nov 2017 22:40

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:00

    Admiral Fallow

    Isn't This World Enough??

  • 00:02

    The Humblebums

    Mary of The Mountains

  • 00:04

    The New Humblebums

    Patrick

  • 00:05

    Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan

    Dusty Wreath

  • 00:15

    Lucky Pierre

    Fan Dance

  • 00:18

    The Phantom Band

    Everybody Knows It's True

  • 00:20

    Billy Connolly

    The Waltzing Fool

  • 00:23

    Billy Connolly

    Silk Pyjamas

  • 00:25

    The Humblebums

    Little Blue Lady

  • 00:27

    Jim Noir

    Intro 1

  • 00:28

    The Humblebums

    Harry

  • 00:34

    Billy Connolly

    The Crucifixion

  • 00:36

    Emily Smith

    Winter Song

  • 00:36

    Matt McGinn

    Big Sammy

  • 00:38

    Jim Noir

    The Only Way

  • 00:39

    Bert Jansch

    Instrumentally Irish (Per's Hose Pipe)

  • 00:46

    Admiral Fallow

    Dead Against Smoking

  • 00:47

    The Corries

    Kelvin Grove

  • 00:50

    Teenage Fanclub

    Broken

  • 00:53

    Lau

    Horizontigo

  • 00:54

    Billy Connolly

    Saltcoats At The Fair

  • 00:56

    Jim Noir

    Eanie Meany

Credits

Role Contributor
Participant Billy Connolly
Participant John Byrne
Participant Jack Vettriano
Participant Rachel Maclean

Broadcasts

  • Wed 14 Jun 2017 21:00
  • Sat 5 Aug 2017 21:00
  • Sat 5 Aug 2017 22:30
  • Tue 22 Aug 2017 00:15
  • Wed 1 Nov 2017 22:40