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Billy Smart's Circus Spectacular

Synopsis

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New magnificence in the old tradition of the 'Greatest Show on Earth'
Guest star Roy Hudd in his element with miming and clowning and speechless introductions to spectacular acts from all over the world

from India,
The Royal Bengal Tigers of Charles Illeneb

from the USA,
King of Cloud Swings
The Great Cardona

from Italy,
The aristocrats of clowning
The Fabulous Francescos

from England,
The world's greatest elephant presentation
Billy Smart Jr with 'Jungalero'

from Austria,
A Circus Superman catching cannon balls
The Magnificent Markus

from Spain,
Flamenco on the double wire
The Tonitos Brothers

from the Wild West,
Whirlwind Red Indian Riders
The 12 Alberts

from South Africa,
Unique, breathtaking, double Flying Trapeze
The Seven Flying Oscas

Finale
Mrs Billy Smart and her Magic World of Circus

A Circus Special, produced in the Big Top by Derek Burrell-Davis
(Roy Hudd is appearing in 'Sleeping Beauty' at the Wimbledon Theatre; Billy Smart's animals are at Safari Park, Windsor)
(Colour)

Contributors

Presenter: Roy Hudd
Animal act: The Royal Bengal Tigers of Charles Illeneb
Performer: The Great Cardona
Clowns: The Fabulous Francescos
Elephant trainer: Billy Smart Jr
Strongman: The Magnificent Markus
Balancers: The Tonitos Brothers
Riders: The 12 Alberts
Trapeze artists: The Seven Flying Oscas
Performer: Mrs Billy Smart
Ringmaster: Major Dick Barton
Circus direction: The Smart Brothers
Musical director: Ken Griffin
Designer: James Bould
Producer: Derek Burrell-Davis

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Billy Smart's Circus Spectacular

BBC One London, 25 December 1969 15.00






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