Interview: Paul Brannigan

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Murray Grigor and the late David Peat visited Glasgow Film Festival 2012 to introduce a rare screening of their 1976 documentary Big Banana Feet, from the only copy left in existence.

Inspired by DA Pennebaker's classic Bob Dylan documentary Don't Look Now, director Murray Grigor and cinematographer David Peat followed Billy Connolly on his 1975 Irish tour from the opening concert in Dublin to the final night in Belfast. Unlike Dylan, Billy Connolly welcomes the presence of the filmmakers and invites the viewer into his world. The result is a fascinating time capsule of the young Connolly at the height of his powers braving a tense political situation with a breezy: 'Naw, Ah'm no scared'.

David Peat was the 2011 BAFTA in Scotland recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Craft Award for a distinguished career as a director, cinematographer and stills photographer. He died on 16 April 2012. He was suffering from Myeloma.

Murray Grigor and David Peat at GFF

Watch the BBC Scotland interview with David Peat and Billy Connelly here.

BBC: David Peat obituary