Big Top. Image shows from L to R: Geoff (John Thomson), Lizzie (Amanda Holden), Helen (Sophie Thompson). Copyright: Big Bear Films.

Big Top

BBC One sitcom. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2009. Stars Amanda Holden, John Thomson, Sophie Thompson, Tony Robinson, Ruth Madoc and Bruce Mackinnon.

Series 1, Episode 6 - Thief

Erasmus's criminal past comes back to haunt him when he is accused of a series of burglaries.

Further details

Erasmus's criminal past comes back to haunt him when he is accused of a series of burglaries.

Lizzie, quick to condemn, kicks Erasmus out of Circus Maestro but regrets it when the show collapses. In trying to get him back, she inadvertently contacts his old enemy, dangerous criminal Uncle Rico.

Now the troupe has to keep hold of Erasmus and also prevent Uncle Rico from destroying him.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 30th December 2009
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Amanda Holden Lizzie
John Thomson Geoff
Sophie Thompson Helen
Tony Robinson Erasmus
Ruth Madoc Georgie
Bruce Mackinnon Boyco
Guest cast
Riz Lateef Crimeshoppers Presenter
Jonathan Coyne Uncle Rico
Cally Lawrence Janice
Sam Fletcher Smuggles
Andy Williams Inspector At Circus
Marc Small Crimeshoppers Inspector
Writing team
Daniel Peak Writer
Paul Mayhew-Archer Script Editor
Production team
Geoff Posner Director
John Stroud Producer
Marcus Mortimer Producer
Jed Leventhall Executive Producer
Simon Wilson Executive Producer
Mykola Pawluk Editor
James Dillon Production Designer

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