My Big Fat Gypsy Christening
9PM Tue 1 October 2013

This special episode explores the Traveller and Gypsy community's unique approach toward birth and death, revealing a world with its own strict rules of conduct.

Gypsies and Travellers celebrate communions and weddings with their own traditions and spectacular style,but these are not the only events in the life cycle that are marked and celebrated.

This programme explores attitudes concerning birth and death, revealing a world in which pregnancy comes with its own strict rules of conduct, where breastfeeding is considered shameful by some, and where a funeral is an event planned with as much energy as the very biggest weddings, drawing crowds of hundreds.

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    1. My Big Fat Gypsy Christening Tue 1 Oct 2013 My Big Fat Gypsy Christening

      This special episode explores the Traveller and Gypsy community's unique approach toward birth and death, revealing a…

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      1. Style to Impress This video is a clip Style to Impress Video duration: 1:31 minutes

        The christening of baby Precious is a major event
    1. Big Fat Gypsy Weddings: Carols and Caravans Big Fat Gypsy Christmas: Carols and Caravans Fri 20 Dec 2013

      From Travellers soaking up the sun in Tenerife, to a festive 18th birthday and a truly spectacular winter wedding, a…

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      1. Christmas Day - Clip This video is a clip Christmas Day - Clip Video duration: 1:45 minutes

        The children open their presents on Christmas Day
    2. My Big Fat Gypsy Christening My Big Fat Gypsy Christening Tue 1 Oct 2013

      This special episode explores the Traveller and Gypsy community's unique approach toward birth and death, revealing a…

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      1. Style to Impress This video is a clip Style to Impress Video duration: 1:31 minutes

        The christening of baby Precious is a major event
    3. The Luck of the Irish The Luck of the Irish Fri 30 Aug 2013

      This special episode follows Irish Travellers on both sides of the Irish Sea, with spectacular weddings, christenings…

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      1. Luck of the Irish - Clip This video is a clip Luck of the Irish - Clip Video duration: 1:29 minutes

        Lully is determined to stick to her Irish roots
    4. Big Fat Gypsy Weddings: Life on the Run Big Fat Gypsy Weddings: Life on the Run Mon 10 Jun 2013

      This episode follows one travelling clan over the course of a tumultuous year, witnessing the clan's constant game of…

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      1. Life on the Run This video is a clip Life on the Run Video duration: 1:41 minutes

        Locals comment on the Travellers' lifestyle
    5. Best Dressed Brides Big Fat Gypsy Weddings: Best Dressed Brides Fri 26 Apr 2013

      Dressmaker Thelma Madine reveals the secrets behind her most outrageous creations, from design and production through…

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    6. my_big_fat_gypsy_fortune_wk16_625x352 My Big Fat Gypsy Fortune Sun 14 Apr 2013

      Ever since the first Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, millions of viewers have watched the extravagant weddings and asked the…

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      1. My Big Fat Gypsy Fortune This video is a clip My Big Fat Gypsy Fortune Video duration: 1:20 minutes

        A look into the work life of travellers in and around the UK.
    7. My Big Fat Gypsy Valentine My Big Fat Gypsy Valentine Mon 11 Feb 2013

      This one-off Valentine's special explores love and courtship in the Traveller community, following Ina and Danielle as…

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      1. Big Fat Gypsy Valentine This video is a clip Big Fat Gypsy Valentine Video duration: 1:16 minutes

        One-off special exploring love and courtship in the Traveller community
    8. Big Fat Gypsy Weddings We Are Family Tue 27 Mar 2012

      Irish Traveller family the McFadyens celebrate key life events over a series of months.

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    9. Big Fat Gypsy Weddings Out of Site, Out of Mind Tue 20 Mar 2012

      At Dale farm, after 10 years of court battles, eviction approaches for 80 families.

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    10. Big Fat Gypsy Weddings Reputation Is Everything Tue 13 Mar 2012

      After causing a scandal by spending time alone with her boyfriend, Irish traveller Rosanne is rushed up the aisle to…

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    11. Big Fat Gypsy Weddings Love Conquers All Tue 6 Mar 2012

      What happens when two different worlds are joined together in marriage? This episode explores the cultural divide…

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      1. S2-Ep4: Love Conquers All This video is a clip S2-Ep4: Love Conquers All Video duration: 2:55 minutes

        A year after non Gypsy Sam married scrap dealer Pat, Sam is expecting a son
    12. Big Fat Gypsy Weddings School of Hard Knocks Tue 28 Feb 2012

      Fifteen-year-old Santana is planning a lavish 16th birthday party, to include a 16-tier cake decorated with fireworks.

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    13. Big Fat Gypsy Weddings I Fought the Law Tue 21 Feb 2012

      This episode shows how Romany gypsies and travellers' attempts to live a traditional life can get them in trouble with…

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    14. Big Fat Gypsy Weddings Diamantes Are Forever Tue 14 Feb 2012

      The popular series returns with six brand new episodes, offering unprecedented access to members of the traveller and…

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    15. My Big  Fat Gypsy Christmas My Big Fat Gypsy Christmas Tue 13 Dec 2011

      Christmas is a time for family, a time for peace and harmony - but it is also a time to celebrate. This film follows…

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    16. My Big Fat Royal Gypsy Wedding My Big Fat Royal Gypsy Wedding Thu 28 Apr 2011

      If you thought all the wedding excitement of 2011 is focused on Westminster Abbey, think again. Channel 4 viewers will…

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    17. Big Fat Gypsy Weddings Bride & Prejudice Tue 15 Feb 2011

      This film visits the annual Appleby Horse Fair and examines the prejudice against the travelling community in Britain…

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    18. Big Fat Gypsy Weddings Boys Will Be Boys Tue 8 Feb 2011

      While Gypsy and traveller women want to be a princess on their wedding day, the reality in the Gypsy community is that…

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    19. Big Fat Gypsy Weddings Desperate Housewives Tue 1 Feb 2011

      A look beyond the enormous wedding dresses, sequins and tiaras to unveil the lot of a Gypsy woman.

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    20. Big Fat Gypsy Weddings No Place Like Home Tue 25 Jan 2011

      Romany Gypsy Pat faces criticism for marrying a non-gypsy. But his bride Sam is determined to prove her Gypsy girl…

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    21. Margarita: Born to Be Wed Born to Be Wed Tue 18 Jan 2011

      This episode looks at the milestones in a Gypsy girl's life leading to the biggest day of all - her wedding.

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    22. My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding Thu 18 Feb 2010

      Ancient traditions meet modern fashions in an ostentatious culture clash in the world of 21st-century gypsy and…

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    1. Traveller Girls vs Gorja Girls This video is a clip Traveller Girls vs Gorja Girls Video duration: 1:40 minutes

      Romany twins on why Traveller women are special
      • WARNING Conversations Of A Sexual Nature
    2. Holiday Honeymoon This video is a intro Holiday Honeymoon Video duration: 1:18 minutes

      Dress maker Thelma discusses the new concept of a traveller's honeymoon
    3. Christmas Day - Clip This video is a clip Christmas Day - Clip Video duration: 1:45 minutes

      The children open their presents on Christmas Day Watch Big Fat Gypsy Weddings Big Fat Gypsy Christmas: Carols and Caravans
    4. Paddy's Christmas Past This video is a extra Paddy's Christmas Past Video duration: 2:28 minutes

      For Paddy, Christmas is a time to remember loved ones
    5. Suits You, Sir Paddy This video is a extra Suits You, Sir Paddy Video duration: 2:33 minutes

      It's Christmas, and Paddy's keen to look sharp
    6. Style to Impress This video is a clip Style to Impress Video duration: 1:31 minutes

      The christening of baby Precious is a major event Watch Big Fat Gypsy Weddings Tue 1 Oct 2013
    7. Big Fat Gypsy Ladies' Day - Clip This video is a clip Big Fat Gypsy Ladies' Day - Clip Video duration: 1:22 minutes

      Since the 17th century, Travellers have descended on Appleby with their horses
    8. Luck of the Irish - Clip This video is a clip Luck of the Irish - Clip Video duration: 1:29 minutes

      Lully is determined to stick to her Irish roots Watch Big Fat Gypsy Weddings The Luck of the Irish
    9. Life on the Run This video is a clip Life on the Run Video duration: 1:41 minutes

      Locals comment on the Travellers' lifestyle Watch Big Fat Gypsy Weddings Big Fat Gypsy Weddings: Life on the Run
    10. My Big Fat Gypsy Fortune This video is a clip My Big Fat Gypsy Fortune Video duration: 1:20 minutes

      A look into the work life of travellers in and around the UK. Watch Big Fat Gypsy Weddings My Big Fat Gypsy Fortune
    11. Big Fat Gypsy Valentine This video is a clip Big Fat Gypsy Valentine Video duration: 1:16 minutes

      One-off special exploring love and courtship in the Traveller community Watch Big Fat Gypsy Weddings My Big Fat Gypsy Valentine
    12. Cagefighter's Bride This video is a extra Cagefighter's Bride Video duration: 2:08 minutes

      Sixteen-year-old Cheyenne supports cage-fighting husband John in the ring
    13. S2-Ep4: Love Conquers All This video is a clip S2-Ep4: Love Conquers All Video duration: 2:55 minutes

      A year after non Gypsy Sam married scrap dealer Pat, Sam is expecting a son Watch Big Fat Gypsy Weddings Love Conquers All

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