Billy Connolly

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Windswept & Interesting audiobook review – Billy Connolly revels in his life stories
The sadness of the standup’s childhood is outweighed by the joy and comedy of his adult years. Plus, this week’s other picks

Fiona Sturges

01, Dec, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Billy Connolly: ‘It might be lovely on the other side’
Welder, comedian, Hollywood star, celebrated artist… The life story of Billy Connolly has been a real page turner. Here, he talks about love, loss and landing on his feet

Tom Lamont

17, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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John le Carré, Daisy May Cooper and Paul McCartney expected to boost book sales at Christmas
The annual event known as ‘Super Thursday’, when most of the hardbacks aimed at the Christmas market are published, promises big names and a boon for the industry

Alison Flood

08, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Billy Connolly says challenges of Parkinson’s are getting worse
Comedian makes light of condition as he collects lifetime achievement award at Edinburgh TV festival

Jim Waterson Media editor

23, Aug, 2021 @5:45 PM

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Billy Connolly: ‘Getting famous was like going up a helter-skelter backwards’
Now enjoying a ‘surreal’ life in Florida – the climate’s good for his Parkinson’s – the veteran comedian is finally publishing his routines in book form

Tim Adams

06, Oct, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Friday’s best TV: The Big Fat Quiz of Everything; Billy Connolly: Made in Scotland
Jimmy Carr is back with celeb-packed trivia teasers. Plus! The second part of the Big Yin’s return to Glasgow

Mike Bradley, Paul Howlett, Jack Seale, David Stubbs, Jonathan Wright

04, Jan, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Billy Connolly: Made in Scotland review – pure gallus from a folk comedy hero
Connolly recounts his thrilling escape from the shipyards in a vivid portrait of 1960s Glasgow

Jack Seale

28, Dec, 2018 @10:01 PM

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The week in TV: Care; The Good Place; Billy Connolly’s Ultimate World Tour; Dynasties – review
Jimmy McGovern adds to current miseries with a brilliantly acted social care drama. The Good Place, and Billy Connolly, counter with sheer joy

Euan Ferguson

16, Dec, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Billy Connolly’s Ultimate World Tour review – a reflective reminder of his brilliance
The comedian makes his way through Florida in this thoughtful travelogue that also revisits past adventures

Lucy Mangan

13, Dec, 2018 @10:00 PM

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Billy Connolly retiring from standup? He practically invented it
The Big Yin mastered the art of funny – there was barely such a thing as standup comedy in the UK when he graduated from Glasgow’s shipyard to the stage

Brian Logan

03, Dec, 2018 @1:37 PM

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Billy Connolly announces retirement from live performance
Comedian also rejects suggestions that Parkinson’s disease has ‘dulled’ his brain

Mattha Busby

03, Dec, 2018 @12:01 AM

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Spare us the cliches about ‘Scottish values’ and meaningless patriotism | Kevin McKenna
My pride in my people and wish for independence aren’t the same as belief in the stereotypes and blind loyalty to a nation

Kevin McKenna

15, Apr, 2018 @5:59 AM

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