The Circus

About the Show

About the Show

The stresses and strains of raising a family are universal but when you move house every week, life is harder. The Darnell family dynasty has been running a travelling circus for the last 200 years. Big Kenny, the dad the boss, runs the Big Top with his three sons, Kenny Junior: the daredevil, Patrick: the clown, and Lee: the ringmaster. Big Kenny's sons were all born in the circus- literally. They went to a different school every week and started performing at the age of five. They perform death defying stunts twice daily, and pack their entire life onto a truck every few days to move onto the next destination. In a case of ordinary people leading extraordinary lives, The Circus offers a fascinating insight into what life is like on the road with Britain's oldest family circus.


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What's going on?, it says it's supposed to be on now (Sat 20th October 11.20pm).But it's Wife Swap instead.... >:(