Billy Connolly – Journey to the Edge of the World
In the northern summer of 2008 Billy Connolly began on a ten week journey across the top of the word, traveling from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean by way of the North West Passage. This epic undertaking was once seen as an plausible option for a trade route, but as Billy finds out, this route deep within the Arctic Circle has seen the demise of many explorers and fortune-hunters in the past and is really only passable now for a short time each year due to global warming.
It’s essentially the same as a Michael Palin trip, but instead of Michael’s Monty Python influenced humour, we have the more rough and ready Scottish humour and insights from the legendary Billy Connolly. It’s certainly different, but it still works and, in essence is the same.
Along his journey Billy seem to focus on the quirky people who he sees as not only more colourful, but also beautiful. It’s a refreshingly positive look at people who not only think differently than most of us, but also life differently.
Reviewed By: Jonathan Read
Release date: March 3rd, 2010
Stars: Billy Connolly
Length (Minutes): 182
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
Supported Audio; Dolby Digital Stereo
Brand: Billy Connolly
Director: Malone, Chris
Studio: Universal Pictures