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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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Harmless family entertainment
31 December 2009 | by (Nottingham) – See all my reviews

Family friendly sit-com set in a travelling circus, featuring a surprisingly top notch range of comic performers (its good to see Ruth Madoc back performing regularly on TV again), this show is never going to win any awards for the quality of its scripts, but there are some inventive touches that show there is enough potential for a second series.

Other reviewers have commented stating that it bears no comparison to The Office, Fawlty Towers etc - and indeed it doesn't, but this show is clearly aimed at family viewing and is going out in a relatively early evening time slot so should be viewed in that context.


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