Posted by Ancestry Team on October 2, 2014 in Who Do You Think You Are?

World famous comedian Billy Connolly is the next star to go on his family history journey on tonight’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are?


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‘The Big Yin’ is famous for his Scottish wit and has entertained audiences for many years with stories of his life in Scotland. Having endured a tough childhood at the hands of an abusive father after his mother walked out, many people were surprised to hear that he wanted to explore his family history.

“I’m 71, so I’m a lot closer to death than I am to birth… I’d like my children to know where I come from. I know so pitifully little” said Billy

Billy’s journey starts in his hometown of Glasgow. Having always considered himself Scottish through and through, he is surprised to find out that the Who Do You Think You Are? team is taking him to India. The show takes Billy on a trip that follows in the footsteps of his Army ancestors.

He finds out that his great-great-great-grandfather was present at a very important moment in Indian history. The surprises don’t stop there though! Billy discovers that his connection to India is deeper than he could have ever imagined.

Tune in to see what happens on Billy Connolly’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are? airs on  BBC1 tonight at 9pm. Join us on Twitter and Facebook to share your thoughts or questions.


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