Billy Connolly And Me: A Celebration, 2017
Billy Connolly And Me: A Celebration was a one off special made by ITV to celebrate the legendary comic’s fifty years in comedy. The program is often referred to as Billy And Me.
The program features anecdotes from fans ranging from a host of famous faces to the general public as they share their love of Billy Connolly. This is mixed in with clips of Billy’s legendary live material and a brand new interview to mark his fifty years.
To celebrate his fifty years in comedy comes this brilliant documentary narrated by actress Suranne Jones. In it Billy Connolly gives a major new interview. The interview is mixed with video anecdotes from celebrity fans including Dame Judi Dench, David Tenant, Andy Murray, Eric Idle, Armando Iannucci and Elton John who all share their personal memories.
Fellow comedians Peter Kay and Adam Hills reveal how they were influenced by the ‘Big Yin’. Whilst Billy’s wife, comedian and psychologist Pamela Stephenson discusses life with Billy from their new Florida home.
Alongside the tributes from the famous are those from ordinary fans. from students to pensioners worldwide tell heartwarming tales of how Billy’s comedy has touched their lives.
Of course no Billy Connolly tribute would be complete without Billy’s legendary comedy. This documentary includes Billy’s greatest stand-up moments along with new and unseen performance footage.
Narrated By: Suranne Jones
Starring: Billy Connolly
Produced By: ITV Studios
Original Transmission Date: 18th April 2017