This original and unique series allows us to live and travel with one of the only family owned and ran circus’s left in the UK - The Robert Brothers Famous Circus. As events unfold we experience the daily hardships, the strain on individuals, the optimism, the fears & the fights.
There are three main stars in this show; the boss, the clown (who wants to marry the boss’s daughter) and the actress (the newcomer who has run away with the circus).
The series was made by a Norfolk based Production Company called 'Eye Film & Television'. They also made Beechings Tracks for BBC 4, several of the '3 Minute Wonder' films for Channel 4 & 'Play!' for Channel five. There website can be found below.
Eye Film & Television: http://www.eyefilmandtv.co.uk/flash.html
There are 8 episodes lasting around 22 minutes each. They are capped to 174MB scene specifications. An example of the encoding details can be found below:
=== File Information ===
File Name: The.Biography.Channel.Running.Away.With.The.Circus.Part.1.WS.PDTV.XviD-FTP.avi
Duration: 00:22:28 (33,698 fr)
File Size: 174 MB (or 178,944 KB or 183,238,656 bytes) bytes
=== Video Information ===
Video Codec Name: XviD
Video Bitrate: 982 kb/s
Bits / Pixel: 0.174 bits/pixel
Resolution: 640x352 (1.82:1) [=20:11]
frames Per Second: 25.000 fps
=== Audio Information ===
Audio Codec: 0x0055(MP3) ID'd as MPEG-1 Layer 3
Audio Bitrate: 97 kb/s (48/ch, stereo) VBR