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ITV commissions Billy Connolly travelogue from Wonder

Wonder, a Banijay Group company, has been commissioned by British commercial broadcaster ITV to produce a new travalogue featuring Scottish comedian and actor Billy Connolly. Billy Connolly’s Great American Trail (3 ...
July 19, 2019

Wonder, a Banijay Group company, has been commissioned by British commercial broadcaster ITV to produce a new travalogue featuring Scottish comedian and actor Billy Connolly.

Billy Connolly’s Great American Trail (3 x 60 minutes) will see Connolly (pictured) traveling through the U.S. to tell the story of Scottish people in America and their migratory journey.

He’ll start in Plymouth, Massachusetts, where the Mayflower pilgrims first landed, and finish in Nashville, Tennessee.

The series was commissioned by Jo Clinton Davis, controller of factual at ITV, and is executive produced by Mike Reilly at Wonder. It will be distributed globally by Banijay Rights.

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

An air date has not yet been set.

(Photo courtesy of Wonder)

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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