World Tour of Scotland

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Mondays, on BBC

World Tour of Scotland is a six-part television series — the first of Billy Connolly's (thus far) four "world tours" — originally broadcast by the BBC in the winter of 1994. It involved his touring around his homeland of Scotland for 54 nights during the spring of 1994, beginning in Greenock and visiting cities and towns and performing live on stage to audiences. However, this, like all his other tours, involved more than just shows: he visited numerous places of historic and scenic value, as well as some places that resonate with his own upbringing.

Mondays, on BBC

World Tour of Scotland is a six-part television series — the first of Billy Connolly's (thus far) four "world tours" — originally broadcast by the BBC in the winter of 1994. It involved his touring around his homeland of Scotland for 54 nights during the spring of 1994, beginning in Greenock and visiting cities and towns and performing live on stage to audiences. However, this, like all his other tours, involved more than just shows: he visited numerous places of historic and scenic value, as well as some places that resonate with his own upbringing.

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Previous Episodes
* Edinburgh o Edinburgh Castle (including the firing of the one o'clock cannon) o Court of Session o St. Giles' Cathedral o Mary King's Close (Annie's room) o Usher Hall (concert venue, from where Connolly performs a pre-show piece to camera)

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s1e6 Edinburgh
March 29, 1994
* Edinburgh o Edinburgh Castle (including the firing of the one o'clock cannon) o Court of Session o St. Giles' Cathedral o Mary King's Close (Annie's room) o Usher Hall (concert venue, from where Connolly performs a pre-show piece to camera)
Season Finale
* Arbroath (where he sampled a smokie) * Dundee (including footage from his performance at Caird Hall) o Dundee Law (Connolly gave a straight reading of William McGonagall's poem The Tay Bridge Disaster within sight of the Tay Rail Bridge. During the course of filming, a blizzard happened, and about two inches of snow fell) * Scottish Borders, Kelso (including footage from his performance at Tait Hall) Connolly almost ventured into English territory at the end of the fifth episode when he cycled past the "Scotland" sign in Roxburgh. "I've come a bit far here, I believe," he says, after screeching his bike to a halt. "And me out without my passport. It is a Scottish tour, after all. One thing confuses me, however," he continued, as he prepared to retrace his route. "If this is the border with England, and this is the border with Scotland, what happens in [between]? Maybe it's owned by the Manx government, or something. I don't know. Perhaps you can build a house here and never pay tax again."

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* Arbroath (where he sampled a smokie) * Dundee (including footage from his performance at Caird Hall) o Dundee Law (Connolly gave a straight reading of William McGonagall's poem The Tay Bridge Disaster within sight of the Tay Rail Bridge. During the course of filming, a blizzard happened, and about two inches of snow fell) * Scottish Borders, Kelso (including footage from his performance at Tait Hall) Connolly almost ventured into English territory at the end of the fifth episode when he cycled past the "Scotland" sign in Roxburgh. "I've come a bit far here, I believe," he says, after screeching his bike to a halt. "And me out without my passport. It is a Scottish tour, after all. One thing confuses me, however," he continued, as he prepared to retrace his route. "If this is the border with England, and this is the border with Scotland, what happens in [between]? Maybe it's owned by the Manx government, or something. I don't know. Perhaps you can build a house here and never pay tax again."

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