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Doctor Who The Greatest Show in the Galaxy TV Story

Although Ace hates clowns, the Doctor decides to take his companion to the Psychic Circus on the planet Segonax. There they find a group of scared performers who live in fear of the sinister and creepy Chief Clown. But what is so dangerous about this particular circus, why is there such a small audience and will Ace be able to overcome her fear before it’s too late?

Story Order

  • Story 151 from Doctor Who
  • Story 4 of 4 from Season 25

Episodes (4 episodes)

Wednesday
14th December 1988
7:35PM
BBC 1 (24 mins)

Doctor Who - The Greatest Show in the Galaxy - Part One

Bellboy and Flowerchild escape the Psychic Circus but are pursued by the Chief Clown.

Wednesday
21st December 1988
7:35PM
BBC 1 (24 mins)

Doctor Who - The Greatest Show in the Galaxy - Part Two

The mysterious family watching the acts within the ring, dissatisfied with Nord, destroy him.

Wednesday
28th December 1988
7:40PM
BBC 1 (24 mins)

Doctor Who - The Greatest Show in the Galaxy - Part Three

Ace and Bellboy team up to stop the Chief Clown while the Doctor realises that he is next into the ring.

Wednesday
4th January 1989
7:35PM
BBC 1 (24 mins)

Doctor Who - The Greatest Show in the Galaxy - Part Four

The Gods of Ragnarok are revealed and while waiting for Ace to escape the Chief Clown,

Characters

Credits

  • The DoctorSylvester McCoy
  • AceSophie Aldred
  • The CaptainT P McKenna
  • MagsJessica Martin
  • RingmasterRicco Ross
  • StallsladyPeggy Mount
  • Chief ClownIan Reddington
  • MorganaDeborah Manship
  • BellboyChristopher Guard
  • WhizzkidGian Sammarco
  • NordDaniel Peacock
  • FlowerchildDee Sadler
  • Bus ConductorDean Hollingsworth
  • DeadbeatChris Jury
  • DadDavid Ashford
  • MumJanet Hargreaves
  • Little GirlKathryn Ludlow