Billy Connolly

Sydney Devine heading out on first nationwide tour in 20 years - and he wants to duet with Billy Connolly, Annie Lennox and Simple Minds

As part of his "bucket list" Ayr's own rhinestone cowboy wants to record an album of duets with some of Scotland's biggest stars.<p>Ayr’s rhinestone …

British Humour

Scottish comedy legend famous for Still Game and Rab C Nesbitt work comes to East Kilbride

Phil Differ has been behind some of the biggest names in Scottish comedy and has produced decades of top TV.<p>Entertaining audiences with nearly 40 …

Comedy

Eric Clapton and The Beatles, Part 2: Rocking the Eighties and Beyond

Sometime in late 1967, when the Beatles' George Harrison invited Cream's Eric Clapton to play guitar on a tune—a psychedelic instrumental rocker that …

Guitar

Folk Show: Episode 9 ft. Pentangle, Paul Brady and more

A mix of new folk releases (some yet to be released) and a sprinkling of classics from the past, mainly from the 1970’s.<p>Folk Show Playlist<p><b>Adam Holmes</b> …

Music (UK)

The appalling record that could be broken this weekend as Welsh regional rugby's biggest losers are revealed

Billy Connolly once joked that for years as a schoolboy he thought his local club’s name was Partick Thistle Nil.<p>It can be hell for a team to be …

Rugby Union

Irish fans roar on Conor McGregor against Floyd Mayweather at raucous weigh-in ahead of Saturday's fight

The first sign that Las Vegas was preparing for imminent invasion came at the start of the week, when a handful of bars stuck small, not entirely …

Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Jerry Lewis was a pioneer of comedy

Jerry Lewis spearheaded a style of comedy into the mainstream that's now become commonplace on stages and at multiplexes.<p>It’s been called the Tony …

Comedy

Play sees Doctor Who and Star Trek actors join forces

‘Beckett with laughs,” is how Sylvester McCoy describes A Joke, the new play in which he is appearing at the Fringe, although some kind of sci-fi …

Star Trek

Television Review: These princess diaries failed to reveal much we didn't already know

It wasn't that, but it wasn't much of anything else, either, and it wasn't even predominantly "in her own words" - the hitherto unseen 1992 video …

News (Ireland)

Workers at north-east ice cream giant scooped up by celebrity photographers

Sign up to our Daily newsletter<p>Workers at a north-east ice cream giant have been scooped up by a pair of famed celebrity photographers.<p>Mackie’s of …

British Humour

BBC One - Billy Connolly: Portrait of a Lifetime, The wife joke - Billy Connolly's cheeky first appearance on Parkinson in 1975

The wife joke - Billy Connolly's cheeky first appearance on Parkinson in 1975<p>Looking back at a now classic TV moment that changed Billy's life forever<p>Release date:<p>14 June 2017<p>Duration:<p>58 seconds

British Humour

15 TGIF Shows You Completely Forgot About

For much of television history, Friday night has been looked at as a night for largely disposable programming. Most people go out, and if they <i>do</i> stay …

TV

Saturday's best TV: Billy Connolly: Portrait of a Lifetime, Proms Extra, Cambridge Folk Festival

The Glaswegian comedy legend is depicted in a variety of artworks, there’s another set of highlights from the Proms, and acts from Jake Bugg to Shirley Collins play the Cambridge Folk Festival<p>Billy Connolly: Portrait of a Lifetime<br>9pm, BBC2<p>Iconoclast-turned-national treasure, the Glaswegian comic …

Culture

Morning Report August 1

• <b>AAP adds its voice to media companies condemning Aussie public broadcasters</b> <b><br>SBS chief Ebeid: “With 10% of budget of Nine & Seven, how could we outbid</b> …

Movies

End of an era as demolition teams knock down the Magnum Centre

It brings to an end a spectacular 42-year career that brought stars such as Chuck Berry, Thin Lizzy and The Clash to a stretch of Ayrshire coastline …

Chuck Berry

Airdate: Billy Connolly & Me: A Celebration

On Monday Seven screens a special <b>Billy Connolly & Me: A Celebration.</b><p>Narrated by UK actress Suranne Jones it includes footage and a new Connolly …

British Humour

Some Hings were just meant to be as Scots social media star Chris McQueer launches new book

The 25-year-old from the east end of Glasgow won a book deal after penning a series of short stories while combining shifts selling trainers in his …

British Humour

Pausing in London to hear the call

I cannot remember ever being this desperate for a holiday. Likely, this says more about my deteriorating memory than my incoming state of exhaustion. …

Australian News

Column 8

Make Column 8 again. Who can trump the oldest contributor? After Allan Gibson nominated the late Eric Shackle, of Castle Hill, James Cartwright, of …

Brisbane

BBC admits University Challenge banana boots slip-up

<b>The BBC has upheld a complaint from the daughter of a Scottish artist after Jeremy Paxman gave the wrong answer to a question on University Challenge.</b><p>The quiz show host incorrectly attributed Billy Connolly's banana boots to artist John Byrne rather than their true creator Edmund Smith.<p>Glasgow pop …

British Humour

BBC admit Billy Connolly banana boot blunder as Jeremy Paxman slips up over over Big Yin's trademark footwear

Broadcast admit mistake with University Challenge question involving Connolly's famous shoes.<p>The BBC have admitted they slipped up with a University …

British Humour

BBC admits blunder over Billy Connolly’s banana boots

The BBC has admitted a they made a mistake after Jeremy Paxman gave the incorrect answer to a question on University Challenge about who made Billy …

British Humour

Billy Connolly thrills fans as he stops for photos and chat in Troon during visit to Ayrshire coast

The Big Yin proved to be a real knight of the road as he provided adoring fans with lasting memories during a walk around Troon.<p>Sir Billy Connolly …

British Humour

Medieval Matters: Timeline is a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Film

A reader suggested I review the 2003 movie <i>Timeline</i>. I agreed, mostly because I couldn’t remember anything about the film.That should have been a …

Movies

ITV renews first look deal with Seven

Seven will continue to have first look on ITV content, with the renewal of a contract with ITV Studios Global Entertainment.<p>A multiyear extension …

TV (Australia)

Sir Billy Connolly receives honorary degree

<b>Sir Billy Connolly has become an honorary doctor of Strathclyde University just days after he was given a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.</b><p>The Big Yin, who was recognised for his contribution to society, joked that the closest he had got to university "was to deliver coal".<p>The …

British Humour

We should not hate it when fellow Scots succeed

Ignore the carpers, JK Rowling and Billy Connolly thoroughly deserve their honours<p>In a perjink Glasgow wine bar some years ago, a spirited discussion about Professor Sir Tom Devine’s contribution to Scotland almost led to violence. This being the city’s West End, the aggro reached its zenith with …

Opinion

Billy Connolly leads the way in Queen’s birthday honours list

Actor knighted in recognition of services to entertainment and charity, and is joined by Paul McCartney, JK Rowling and Delia Smith on the list<p>Arise Sir Big Yin: the famously foul-mouthed and anarchic comedian Billy Connolly, whose 75th year has already been marked with towering gable-end mural …

British Humour

Policeman killed in Westminster attack honoured by Queen

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Police officer Keith Palmer, who died protecting members of the public and parliament during an attack at Westminster, was given a posthumous award for bravery in Queen Elizabeth’s annual birthday honours on Friday, Britain’s Cabinet Office said.<p>The honours pay tribute to …

British Empire

J.K. Rowling And Paul McCartney Among Those Honoured On Queen's Birthday Honours

There's also nods for Julie Walters, Billy Connolly and Ed Sheeran.<p>J.K. Rowling and Paul McCartney have been made Companions of Honour in the Queen’s …

J. K. Rowling