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 film looks at the testosterone-filled world of the traveller man, where disputes are settled with fists, and status is conveyed by the car you drive. Ex bare-knuckle boxer Paddy, the patriarch of a traveller site in Salford, explains the role of a traveller man and, crucially, how he earns enough to keep wife Roseanne happy.
The film also includes a christening, weddings, and a uniquely traveller memorial service - all from the male point of view.
There is also build-up to the wedding of Romany Gypsy Violet-Ann, who is used to being independent but is about to give up her job to become a Gypsy wife. Until now she has hidden her Gypsy identity from her employer for fear of reprisal, but two days before the wedding she finally feels able to reveal to her boss who she really is.Watch now on 4oD
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|Tuesday 08 February 2011||Channel 4|
|Tuesday 08 February 2011||9PM||Channel 4|