Legendary Scottish comic Billy Connolly is to look back at his five decades of stand-up in a new series for UK satellite channel Gold.

Billy Connolly Does . . . will see the Scottish comic reflect on how his views on life have and have not changed since he started out in the 1960s.

Each of the five episodes will focus on a different topic - work, love and marriage, sex, travel, and childhood and parenthood - and will be shot around the Florida home he shares with his wife Pamela Stephenson.

Connolly, affectionately known as The Big Yin, was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2013 and retired from live performances five years later.

The 78-year-old said: "I’m really looking forward to sharing a few of my favourite moments from over the years . . . it’s been brilliant, and I hope you’ll come along for the ride!"

A launch date for the series has yet to be announced.