A Very British Brothel
2 Series, 2 Episodes
The original Cutting Edge documentary that visits Gypsy and Traveller weddings, where brides compete to have the biggest dress, but sex before marriage is still a scandal and divorce is unheard of
This episode looks at milestones in a Gypsy girl's life, en route to the biggest day of her life: her wedding
Romany Gypsy Pat faces criticism for marrying a non-Gypsy. But his bride Sam is determined to prove her Gypsy girl credentials with a 14-stone dress that lights up in the dark.
A look beyond the sequins and bling to unveil the lot of a Gypsy woman, from low levels of education and literacy to domestic abuse, which is startlingly common
While Gypsy and Traveller women want to be a princess on their wedding day, the reality in the Gypsy community is that on every other day it is man who is king
This episode visits Appleby Horse Fair and examines prejudice against Gypsy and Traveller communities in Britain today, exemplified by wedding venues cancelling Gypsy and Traveller bookings
Not all the wedding excitement was at Westminster Abbey in 2011. Here's another chance to grab front row seats to celebrate the real wedding of that year - a Big Fat Gypsy one.
This episode follows the celebrations and traditions of members of the Irish Traveller community at Christmas, as well as two incredible weddings
This episode follows 16-year-old Sammy Jo as she enters a Traveller-only beauty pageant. Meanwhile, four cousins compete to have the most memorable outfit at their first Holy Communion.
Danielle is determined to live in a traditional way, so at 15 years old she is planning a lavish black, pink and bling hen party. The problem is her groom, Brendan, is up in court on the same day.
Fifteen-year-old Santana is planning a lavish 16th birthday party, to include a 16-tier cake decorated with fireworks. No longer at school, Santana spends a lot of her time cleaning the family chalet.
This episode explores the cultural divide between Gypsies and non-Gypsies. What happens when the two worlds are joined together in marriage? Featuring Romany Gypsy and cage fighter Tony Giles.
Paddy and his wife have a spectacular New Year's Eve party. Paddy's son Simey trains for a bare knuckle fight against a rival family. Mikey explains what it's like coming out as gay in his community.
At Dale Farm, after 10 years of court battles, eviction approaches for 80 families. Meanwhile, Freda, who grew up with non-Travellers, is returning to her Traveller roots to get married.
In the final episode of the series Irish Travellers the McFadyens celebrate a christening, the engagement of Cheyenne and cage-fighter John, and Chris being released from prison
This Valentine's special exploring love and courtship in the Traveller community follows 16-year-olds Ina and Danielle as they prepare to marry their first loves
How can members of the Travelling community afford their extraordinary weddings? This programme lifts the lid on a community with its own customs and attitudes to money.
Dressmaker Thelma Madine reveals the secrets behind her most outrageous creations, from design through to the unique excitement of the wedding day itself
This episode follows a travelling clan's game of cat and mouse with the councils over a year: the daring 'land grabs' at night, battles with local residents, and the joys of being free spirits...
This episode meets Irish Travellers on both sides of the Irish Sea, with weddings, christenings and St Patrick's Day
Ladies' Day at the races is a big date in the Gypsy calendar. This one-off special explores the unique bond between the Travelling community and their horses, including road races at night.
This episode explores the Traveller and Gypsy communities' unique approach to birth and death, revealing a world with its own strict rules of conduct
From Travellers soaking up the sun in Tenerife, to a festive 18th birthday and a spectacular winter wedding, a Gypsy Christmas is never without its drama
This special episode follows gypsies and Irish Travellers as they prepare for the most amazing trip of their lives
This festive special, packed with weddings, fun and festive spirit, shows that nobody does Christmas bling like Gypsies and Travellers
Clips & Extras
To celebrate the Grand National Festival, this one-off special follows Gypsies and Travellers as they descend on the biggest event in the horse-racing calendar