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Billy Connolly's Tracks Across America

Series 1-Episode 3

Series 1-Episode 3



Understandably, having Parkinson’s disease sometimes makes Billy Connolly seem a bit slow to react to what he sees on his travels around America. But then who wouldn’t be bemused when confronted with the madness of a Louisiana Frog Festival? They dress them up in clothes and race them, for heaven’s sake. He’s on safer ground talking to a bunch of zydeco musicians.

Things take a serious turn in Birmingham, Alabama, when he meets four people who, as children in 1963, responded to Martin Luther King’s call to march peacefully against segregation. And in line with his passion for going off the tourist trail he also visits the morgue in Baltimore.


In Texas, the comedian visits the stadium where soccer moms, ambition and marching bands collide. In Louisiana, he braves an attack from jumping Asian carp and meets the frog princesses of Rayne. After paying his respects at the graveside of musician Hank Williams, he ventures to Alabama, to hear the stories of the child crusaders who changed the course of history and segregation in the South. In Baltimore, Billy uncovers the tale of the multimillionaire who became known as the Mother of CSI before heading to his final destination of New York City. Last in the series.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Billy Connolly
Editor Ollie Rainbird
Editor Kate Spankie
Executive Producer Alex Fraser
Executive Producer Steve Condie
Series Director Mike Reilly
Series Producer Michelle Crowther
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