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Billy Smart's Special Children's Circus


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Judith Chalmers invites you to join her with some of the circus children in the Big Top for all the laughs, thrills, and excitement of the sawdust ring.
The Luftman Troupe
Musical clowns from Portugal.

The Pauls
Two men, four girls spinning on roller skates.

Odette and Andre
Partners thirty feet above the ring.

The Chimpanzees
Presented by Spuggy the Clown.

The Como Brothers
Balancing up the pole.

Susan Lorn and Jose
Grace, agility, and strength.

French star of the low wire.

The George Mitchell Singers, The Peggy O'Farrell Children
(Billy Smart's Circus is appearing in Leeds)


Presenter: Judith Chalmers
Musical clowns: The Luftman Troupe
Roller skaters: The Pauls
Performers: Odette and Andre
Presented by (The Chimpanzees): Spuggy the Clown
Performers: The Como Brothers
Performers: Susan Lorn and Jose
Performer: Gypsy
Singers: The George Mitchell Singers
Performers: The Peggy O'Farrell Children
Circus Orchestra directed by: Arthur Furby
Ringmaster: Timothy Delbosq
Circus presentation: Ronnie Smart
Circus presentation: David Smart
Television production: John Vernon

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Billy Smart's Special Children's Circus

BBC Television, 5 January 1964 17.20

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