Billy Connolly: Portrait Of A Lifetime

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    BBC 1 right now. One in a million. Great to see him.
     
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    Not on for me here in Wales unfortunately. I'll look on the iplayer. He's a legend.
     
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    Not on here either, not on any channel ...
     
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    That's a shame, it was a really watchable prog. There's a lot of good stuff screened up here that our lords and masters deem unfit for general consumption. Parochial prats.

    Get it on the iplayer if you can.
     
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    Great quote from Billy last in last nights programme:

    "Do you know who I used to be?"
     
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    Doctor to Billy:

    " You have Parkinsons Disease "

    Billy:

    " I wish he (Parkinson) had kept it to himself "
     
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    What a guy. Topman he is.
     
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    I had the fortune of seeing him perform on his last tour.

    The guy is a legend. Clearly not in the physical health he once was but still razor sharp and hilariously cynical.
     
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    Met him at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh a while back, perfect gent. And what a presence he has


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    Very funny and poignant man.

    I liked his sketch about 'You eat brown bread, I eat white bread'..........
     
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    This is one of my favourites, we used to play it at shutdowns years ago but it seems it was in relation to the TLVF not the demands of a Construction Manager. Bless, a man of true vision and wisdom.

     
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    As a project Manager I also use the clip as an ice breaker at project kick off:)

    I saw him live back in the 70's before I came to Scotland, my ribs hurt for 2 days after the show.

    Anyone visiting Glasgow should seek out the painted artworks of Billy, they are magnificent and it makes for an easy and interesting walk around the city.
     
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    Nice! It is a universal language and situation is the shut.

    We'd play the mission impossible theme song too, although that can be a bit soul destroying if played at the wrong time...best played after the fact.
     
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    Had the pleasure of working with him a good number of years ago (my pal provided the PA system for one of his live concerts and I gave him a hand). Lovely bloke, very professional, no airs & graces, a joy to work with.....and hilariously funny onstage. Long may he reign (from Florida) as the King of Scotland (in exile).
     
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    Just one of the images!
     
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