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? Special Features
• Commentary With actors Sophie Aldred (Ace), Jessica Martin (Mags) and Christopher Guard (Bellboy), writer Stephen Wyatt, script editor Andrew Cartmel and composer Mark Ayres. Moderated by Toby Hadoke.
• The Show Must Go On Cast and crew look back on the making of this story.
• Deleted and Extended Scenes
• Model Effects Unused model effects shots originally intended for the story.
• The Psychic Circus A music video set to a song written by Christopher Guard and featuring vocals by Christopher Guard, Jessica Martin and TP McKenna. Produced by Mark Ayres.
• ‘Remembrance’ Demo Two scenes from Remembrance of the Daleks re-scored by Mark Ayres.
• Tomorrow’s Times – The Seventh Doctor The on-going series looking at the press coverage of Doctor Who reaches the Sylvester McCoy era. Presented by Anneke Wills.
• Victoria Wood Doctor Who sketch from Victoria Wood – As Seen on TV.
• Radio Times listings (DVD-ROM)
• Programme Subtitles
• Production Information Subtitles
• Photo Gallery
• Coming Soon Trailer
• Digitally remastered picture and sound quality
The story was originally broadcast on BBC1 between 14th December 1988 – 4th January 1989.
Doctor Who: The Greatest Show In The Galaxy (DVD) Journey to the extraordinary Psychic Circus on the planet of Segonax with the Doctor and Ace! Starring Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor, enjoy this classic serial where the Time Lord and his companion Ace encounter the creepy Chief Clown and his lethal robot clowns performing for a solitary family sitting in the audience. What is the terrifying secret behind this bizarre circus? And can Ace overcome her fear of clowns to save the day? With a surreal setting, an imaginative storyline and some star performances, The Greatest Show In The Galaxy is vintage and inventive Doctor Who at its best. Did You Know? • The serial nearly didn't happen after an asbestos scare at BBC studios stopped production. With some inventive thinking though, the Psychic Circus tent itself was relocated and built in the car park of BBC Elstree Centre so filming could continue. • The four-part Greatest Show In The Galaxy aired on the 14th, 21st and 28th December, 1988 and the 4th January, 1989. What's In The Box? • The four-part Greatest Show In The Galaxy serial with an approximate running time of 97 minutes • Commentary from actors Sophie Aldred (Ace), Jessica Martin (Mags) and Christopher Guard (Bellboy) plus the writer Stephen Wyatt, script editor Andrew Cartmel and composer Mark Ayres • Deleted and extended scenes • A look at the press coverage that the Seventh Doctor Who was receiving at the time • Making-of video • Model effects unused in the serial • A music video set to a song written by Christopher Guard and featuring vocals by Guard, Jessica Martin and TP McKenna • Victoria Wood's Doctor Who comedy sketch and more.