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Billy Connolly’s Tracks Across America, ITV: The Big Yin travels by a United States by train

The peculiarity of luminary transport shows really many depends on a party value of a chairman who’s doing a travelling.

Luckily, Billy Connolly creates for good association in his new three-part ITV array Tracks Across America.

The uncover sees a Big Yin span a United States on a country’s expanded rail network – that means there’s copiousness of beautiful shots of trains flitting by epic mountainous landscapes.

Despite being famous for his unfiltered Scottishness, Connolly has lived in a US for half of his life – and so rather than exploring all a common traveller spots, he’s headed for “the backyard of America”.


The tour takes him by 26 states, from Chicago to New York – “the wrong approach round,” he says.

It’s peaceful observation with interesting stops along a approach – partial Man v Food (the grill stop-offs demeanour amazing), partial early Louis Theroux ‘isn’t America strange?’ documentary – as good as a peculiar some-more domestic and socially-conscious segment, with looks during fracking, a economy, and homelessness.

What shines by is Connolly’s humour and regard – either he’s describing Minnesotans as “kinda weird… in a good way”, or even chuckling about his Parkinson’s disease.

  • 1/11

    Grantchester

    James Norton is behind a crime-solving vicar

    ITV / Lovely Day

  • 2/11

    Stag

    The comedy-thriller from a group behind The Wrong Mans is both waggish and chilling

    BBC/Des Willie/Hal Shinnie/Matt Burlem

  • 3/11

    Vinyl

    Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger benefaction a silken play about a Seventies song industry

    HBO

  • 4/11

    American Crime Story: The People vs OJ Simpson

    Cuba Gooding Jr leads an all-star expel in a thespian re-telling of a ‘trial of century’

    BBC/Fox

  • 5/11

    Happy Valley

    Sarah Lancashire returned as Sgt Catherine Cawood for a second array of a dirty crime thriller

    BBC/Red Productions/Ben Blackall

  • 6/11

    The X Files

    Mulder and Scully lapse for a code new set of mysteries

  • 7/11

    War and Peace

    The BBC’s epic instrumentation of a Russian literary classic

    BBC/Mitch Jenkins

  • 8/11

    Call a Midwife

    The BBC duration play changed into a Sixties for Series 5

    BBC/Neal Street Productions/Sophie Mutevelian

  • 9/11

    Dickensian

    Charles Dickens’ many famous characters hit in this chronological soap

    BBC

  • 10/11

    Jericho

    ITV’s British western set in a wilds of Yorkshire

  • 11/11

    Silent Witness

    The hugely renouned investigator play earnings for a 19th series

“People with Parkinson’s should not have showers on trains,” he says, “in many a same approach as Vietnam veterans shouldn’t go to firework displays in swamps.”

ITV, 9pm

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