Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Billy Finds His US Home from Home

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Billy Finds His US Home from Home

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PICK OF THE DAY Billy Connolly's Tracks Across America (ITV, 9pm) RE you a trainspotter? Are you a fan of the Big Yin? Do you enjoy learning about American culture? If you're not saying 'aye' to at least two of these questions you might be better off heading to the pub than settling down to this new threeparter. But regardless of your feelings towards banjo playing or indeed Billy's gently eccentric banter, there's no denying this is a beautifully shot travelogue which covers the four corners of the United States, taking in an astonishingly varied sweep of cities, swamps, mountains, deserts and coasts.

Tonight the game 73-year-old starts his journey at Chicago and travels to Seattle on the mighty locomotive, the Empire Builder. Along the way he samples a world famous 'Juicy Lucy' burger in Saint Paul. …

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