Earlier this week the Today programme reflected on the old fashion circus and how it compares to its modern day rival.
During the item, presenter Evan Davis agreed to attempt a classic circus feat, escaping from chains and a straitjacket.
Evan spoke to Goronwy Thom, producer of Slightly Fat Features, and circus performers Herby and Matt about how to perform in the modern circus.
Watch Evan Davis
attempt to escape from a straitjacket.