Billy Connolly's World Tour of Australia
is the second in a line of ‘world tours’ that follow comedian Billy Connolly
on his various travels across the globe.
Filmed over four months in 1995, Connolly takes the viewer on a scenic and informative tour of Australia
, a country he first visited in the 1970s, intercut with scenes from his stand-up comedy
act at various venues around the country. The tour takes in Sydney
, Alice Springs
and Fraser Island
. On the way, Connolly also experiences and demonstrates several Australian customs, traditions, and attractions, including swimming with the dolphins in Perth, eating a pie floater
in Adelaide, and visiting several museums and galleries, most of which feature some form of Aboriginal art
The DVD box-set of the series, released in 2004, contains two disks, each featuring four episodes of the tour. The opening titles feature an Aboriginal
man playing a didgeridoo
in the foreground, while in the background Connolly drives his Harley-Davidson trike
(on which he travels throughout the series, with his learner's badge attached to its rear) towards and past the camera. The first disc focuses mainly on the southeastern coast of Australia, with Connolly visiting such places as Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle
, while the second disc focuses on Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and rural Australia.
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