Big Yin tracks back to the Big Apple


What’s on television this weekend?

Friday, April 15

Billy Connolly’s Tracks Across America (STV, 9pm)

In the final leg of his journey, Connolly is taking in the sights from San Antonio in Texas to his home in New York. He sees the highs and lows of schoolboy soccer, explores Louisiana’s swamps and visits Rayne, the so-called frog capital of the world.

He also visits the grave of one of his heroes, singer-songwriter Hank Williams, before returning to the Big Apple.

Saturday, April 16

Michael McIntyre’s Big Show (Channel, 7pm)

Episode one of Michael McIntyre’s new entertainment show is packed with celebrity guests, including Tinie Tempah and the Peres Brothers group.

Also in the show, Michael plays his favourite game, Celebrity Send To All, in which he goes through former Spice Girl Geri Horner’s mobile phone and sends a text to her phone book.

Sunday, April 17

Rock ‘n’ Roll America (BBC Two, 9.15pm)

Rock ‘n’ Roll America examines the most important era in the history of popular music – the birth of rock ‘n’ roll.

These programmes explore the roots of rock music in the USA and its subsequent explosion around the world from the 1950s.