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Series cast summary:
Amanda Holden ...  Lizzie 6 episodes, 2009
Ruth Madoc Ruth Madoc ...  Georgie 6 episodes, 2009
Bruce Mackinnon ...  Boyco 4 episodes, 2009
Tony Robinson ...  Erasmus 4 episodes, 2009
John Thomson ...  Geoff 3 episodes, 2009
Sophie Thompson ...  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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Alright, own up - who commissioned this?
15 August 2010 | by enochsneedSee all my reviews

In one episode of this 'comedy' series someone suggests the lead character should sleep with a Health and Safety Inspector to pass a routine inspection. Maybe this is a case of art imitating life and the sales pitch to the BBC involved a little indoor wrestling on the casting couch.

Seriously, I came across this on the cable channel BBC Entertainment and just sat hypnotised by the sheer awfulness of this show. I mean, was this the organisation that gave us Tony Hancock and Fawlty Towers? How did a member of the 'Blackadder' team end up spewing out trite one-liners which were nowhere near as venomous and cynical as his former master (but were obviously intended to be)? Could the cast read? How hungry do you have to be to do this sort of stuff? Added to the terrible scripting was a cheap, shoddy production in which the principle characters were backed up by extras doing nothing in particular in the background, and obvious inserts of a real circus audience for 'performance' sequences.

If you need something to take your mind off a toothache don't watch this, live with your toothache, it will be funnier.


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