Billy Connolly Is One Of the Subjects In New BBC Series In My Own Words

BBC Arts has announced the subjects of major new strand In My Own Words for BBC One and iPlayer – ranging from comedian, actor, writer and musician Billy Connolly and author Jilly Cooper, to poet and novelist Jackie Kay; playwright, screenwriter and author Hanif Kureishi and artist Alison Lapper. Together, they will take BBC audiences closer than they’ve ever been into the life and work of some of the UK’s leading cultural figures.


Shortlist Announced For Sir Billy Connolly Award

The biggest ever Glasgow International Comedy Festival (GICF) in the event’s history has officially kicked off, with over 560 shows set to take place across the next 17 days as the Festival also announces 2024’s Sir Billy Connolly Spirit of Glasgow Award Shortlist.


Applications Open For Sir Billy Connolly Spirit of Glasgow Award

Glasgow International Comedy Festival (GICF) has today opened applications for its iconic Sir Billy Connolly Spirit of Glasgow Award with acts in 2024’s festival encouraged to submit an application now via


Sir Billy Connolly Spirit of Glasgow Award Nominees Announced

The Glasgow International Comedy Festival has officially announced the shortlisted nominees for the inaugural Sir Billy Connolly Spirit of Glasgow Award which will be presented at the Festival’s Closing Gala held at the King’s Theatre on Sunday 2nd April. 

The independent panel met on Wednesday 29th March to consider the nominations and are proud to announce the shortlisted nominees who they believe most personifies the Spirit of Glasgow. 


New Billy Connolly Art Unveiled

The world has become a brighter place with the release of the Spring 2023 edition of Billy Connolly’s Born on a Rainy Day collection, available exclusively from Castle Fine Art from 23 March.

The six new limited-edition pieces are initially available as framed and unframed portfolios, hand-signed by The Big Yin himself and are presented on 100% cotton deckle-edged paper, float-mounted in black painted and silver foiled pine frames.


More Billy Connolly Docs Commissioned

Gold has commissioned two three-part specials of hit show Billy Connolly Does…, following the success of series one which aired in March 2022. 


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