Big Top (2009– )

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Comedy about a touring circus that has become dilapidated and tries to stay afloat despite having rubbish acts and clowns that are dreadful... Erasmus is a petty criminal that has been in ... See full summary »

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 Lizzie (6 episodes, 2009)
Ruth Madoc ...
 Georgie (6 episodes, 2009)
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 Boyco (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Erasmus (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Geoff (3 episodes, 2009)
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 Helen (3 episodes, 2009)
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Comedy about a touring circus that has become dilapidated and tries to stay afloat despite having rubbish acts and clowns that are dreadful... Erasmus is a petty criminal that has been in prison and has an ongoing feud with the clown 'Geoff' and constantly tries to get rid of him, as well as trying to raise cash in any way. Boyco, the acrobat is eastern European and in love with Lizzie. Written by Jasmine Curtis

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The series was cancelled by the BBC due to bad critical reaction and poor ratings, which peaked at 3.4 million viewers, but fell to less than 3 million as the series progressed. See more »

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Big tat, more like!
30 December 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

1st of all, an apology to any overseas viewers.

If you tuned in expecting the sardonic writing of The Office, the eloquence of Yes, Minister or the raw genius of Fawlty Towers: Sorry! This can only be blames on current "blue sky" thinkers at the BBC's programming department.

Amanda Holden, With minimal talent (ahh, the irony!) to start with, must have pulled in every favour/loan/threat in her portfolio to get this made. Poor comic timing, dire scripts, sets recycled from "Crossroads" & something approaching no appreciable acting talent on display.

Oh, & what the hell is Tony Robinson doing in this mess?! what a way to see the 00's out. We saw it in with the aforementioned "Office" in 2001, & this wipes the ass of the decade!!

Still, there IS a plus side to this. There cannot be anything worse than this in the 2010 schedule.

can there????


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