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Billy Smart's Children's Circus

Synopsis

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A Big Top full of stars of the future in a New Year presentation for audiences throughout Europe.
Junior Ringmaster David Smart introduces:
Barry Lappy on his assorted cycles
Lindsey Betts with lots of new twists
Gabriella Smart being led a dog's life
Anna Bandt Arata with high skill on the low wire
David Smart with aerial charm high above the ring
Lionel Hawkes with Birma the Elephant and other friends
Charlie the Camel and The Smart Junior Clowns look on the funny side
The Peggy O'Farrell Children and The Jackie Palmer Dancers
Guest appearance of Dr Who (Jon Pertwee) with his Whomobile
Lord Smart with his Dolphin
Circus direction RONNIE, DAVID and BILLY SMART
Musical director MALCOLM LOCKYER Lighting HU CARTWRIGHT Sound JOHN LIVINGSTONE
Television production KEN GRIFFIN

Contributors

Introduces: David Smart
Unknown: Barry Lappy
Unknown: Lindsey Betts
Unknown: Gabriella Smart
Unknown: Anna Bandt Arata
Unknown: Davida Smart
Unknown: Lionel Hawkes
Unknown: Junior Clowns
Unknown: Peggy O'Farrell
Dancers: Jackie Palmer
Dr Who: Jon Pertwee

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Billy Smart's Children's Circus

BBC One London, 6 January 1974 17.10






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