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Under the Blackpool Tower with Ken Dodd

Synopsis

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An entertainment documentary.
At the base of Blackpool Tower, magnificently housed between its four massive supports sits the most unique and beautiful circus building in existence. Opened in 1894 and described as 'a majestic showplace of gilded arches and glittering fountains, the like of which will never again be built-a Palace of Happiness.'
Ken Dodd takes a peep behind the scenes of this magical world of thrills, glamour and laughter to meet some of the artists including:
Ringmaster Norman Barrett Animal trainer James Clubb
High wire walkers The Simets
With the Italian family of musical clowns The
Rastellis KEN DODD appears for the first time as a clown in the Blackpool Tower Circus.
Producer IAN CHRISTIE BBC Scotland

Contributors

Unknown: Ken Dodd
Unknown: Norman Barrett
Unknown: James Clubb
Unknown: Rastellis Ken Dodd
Producer: Ian Christie






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