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Billy Connolly

Billy Connolly

Forty years on, Greenmantle's new gig is a first album and hopes for fans old and new

A BAND who counted Billy Connolly among their fans has reunited after 40 years to release their first album today.

Billy Connolly: How I was almost Doctor Who

BILLY Connolly has revealed he was devastated when he lost out on playing Doctor Who.

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Fun and frolics for new Freeman of Glasgow Billy Connolly

ACCORDING to his new illuminated scroll, Billy Connolly, as a Freeman of the City of Glasgow, need no longer associate with un-freemen, as the general public are so decreed.

Overseas-based Billy Connolly is about to receive the freedom of Glasgow, Stephen McGinty examines how the former shipyard worker keeps his Scots links alive

A few years ago, a bakery in Partick advertised that Billy Connolly, a strict vegetarian, was fond of their meat pies. Even if you allow that his aversion to meat rendered any patronage to be largely fictitious, the tribute to the discerning palate of the great comedian was marred slightly by the simple fact that they had also spelt his name wrong.

Glasgow to immortalise Big Yin in steel

BILLY Connolly is to have his image etched on a new block of flats in the Glasgow neighbourhood where he grew up.

Billy Connolly to be awarded freedom of Glasgow

HE IMAGINED Jesus as a Glaswegian drunk and said should the city ever suffer a nuclear attack it would look exactly the same as before.

Billy Connolly to receive freedom of Glasgow

GLASGOW comic legend Billy Connolly is to receive the freedom of his home city.

Billy Connolly to add voice to celebrity satnav

BILLY Connolly has become the latest famous voice to be signed up as a celebrity satnav.

How Billy Connolly's banana boots changed the world

BILLY Connolly's big banana boots. Dolly the Sheep. The oldest football in the world. The history of Scotland is to be told through 60 objects drawn from museums across the nation and including items as diverse as the tooth of a sperm whale and a travel pass from the First World War.

Billy Connolly, Usher Hall

Billy Connolly ***** Usher Hall

Doctor Billy's comedy tonic

BILLY CONNOLLY returns to the Capital next week for a six-night stint at the recently refurbished Usher Hall.

Connolly tickets sold out

COMEDIAN Billy Connolly's run of shows in Glasgow later this year has sold out.

Pamela Stephenson Connolly: The Graduate

FOR SERVICES to sex …everyone, of course, falls about at the very thought. Admittedly that's paraphrasing somewhat the citation accompanying the honorary degree presented to Pamela Stephenson Connolly by Aberdeen's Robert Gordon University yesterday, but the comedienne who became a clinical psychologist and therapist and author, as well as wife of one of the world's funniest men, is utterly straight-faced when it comes to sex.

Billy Connolly's wife to be honoured for work in human sexuality

THE wife of Scots comedian Billy Connolly will be honoured today for her achievements in the field of human sexuality.

It's no joke for Billy Connolly fans as booking system fails again

FANS trying to buy tickets to see Billy Connolly play live at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh failed to see the funny side yesterday after computer glitches again crashed the booking system.

Rush to see Billy Connolly at Usher Hall crashes ticketing system

A HUGE scramble for tickets to see the Big Yin perform live in Edinburgh caused an entire booking system to crash yesterday.

Big Yin dates at Usher Hall announced

BILLY Connolly is to perform a series of gigs at the revamped Usher Hall.

Big Yin's Arctic role welcomed

A CALL by Billy Connolly for recognition of a "forgotten" Orkney explorer has won praise in the islands.

Billy Connolly's seal skin suit heading for city museum

COMEDIAN Billy Connolly needed some way of keeping warm during his televised ten-week epic journey through the Arctic Circle – and he found it in the shape of a sealskin suit, made to measure by an Inuit seamstress.

Welsh's debut as director put on hold

IRVINE Welsh's directorial debut has been put on hold after Scottish Screen withdrew £400,000 funding.

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