Wonder to make three-part Billy Connolly travelogue


ITV sends Billy Connolly back to America

First published in Broadcast on 19th July 2019

ITV has commissioned Banijay-owned Wonder to produce three-part travel series Billy Connolly’s Great American Trail.

The Scottish comedian, who presented the same indie’s two-part series Billy Connolly: Made in Scotland for BBC2 at the end of last year, will travel off the beaten track to trace the story of Scottish people in America.

Wonder has previously worked with the comedian on Billy Connolly: Tracks Across America for ITV.

Billy Connolly’s Great American Trail (3x60’) was commissioned by Jo Clinton Davis, controller of factual, ITV and is executive produced by Mike Reilly at Wonder.

Reilly said: “This series will show a side to America and to Billy Connolly that has never been seen before. It is a privilege to be working with such an amazing talent, and to bring his unique view of the world to our screens.”

Billy Connolly’s Great American Trail will be distributed globally by Banijay Rights.

Katie Brewer