4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Strange and brilliant.,
This review is from: Doctor Who The Greatest Show in the Galaxy [VHS]   (VHS Tape)
If Doctor Who could frighten anyone over the age of ten, this is one story that could do it. There has always been something peculiarly sinister about clowns and it is amazing that the series really hadn't used them before. The visual effects are quite good and Ian Reddington is outstanding as the chief clown. T.P. McKenna is somewhat laid back in this adventure but I disagree with a previous reviewer that he was poor: remember, one can be sinister without doing very much. The way the Doctor and Ace are trapped in a very large and complex tent is excellent and the weird family in the audience are just spooky. This was an excellent Doctor Who of all time.