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|Created by||Billy Connolly
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of episodes||8|
|Running time||200 minutes
|Original network||BBC One|
Billy Connolly's World Tour of England, Ireland and Wales is the third of Scottish comedian Billy Connolly's "world tours" commissioned by the BBC. It was first aired in 2002, and was released on DVD in 2004, with three episodes on disc one and the remaining five on disc two.
Episode 3: While still in Ireland, Billy visits the town of Killarney and surrounding areas.
Episode 4: Connolly's first episode to be set in England starts in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne. On his visit he gives an insight to how the Geordies got their nickname.
Episode 8: In the final episode of the series, Connolly visits Bournemouth to which Billy Connolly, in an almost traditional way for his World Tour Series, strips down to nothing as he rides off on his bike during the ending credits.
The closing credits of each episode feature Ralph McTell, Cara Dillon and Mary Hopkin singing verses of McTell's song, "England" (suitably adapted for 'Ireland' and 'Cymru'). Hopkin can additionally be heard singing a verse of "Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn" during Episode 7. The DVD also includes audio tracks of songs performed by Connolly and Dillon, and instrumental versions of three McTell compositions (including the series Theme Tune).
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