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The Big Top Gets Ready

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As summer approaches the travelling circus prepares for the road. At Winkfield, near Ascot, where Billy Smart's circus has its training quarters, preparations for the summer tour are nearly completed.
Tonight Wynford Vaughan Thomas takes viewers behind the scenes to watch the activity as clowns are fitted with fresh costumes, horses are groomed, the lions put through their paces, and new acts polished up and trained in the practice ring for the great opening performance.

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Presenter: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Presented for television by: Keith Rogers

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The Big Top Gets Ready

BBC Television, 11 April 1949 20.45






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