Big Fat Gypsy Weddings

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Revealing documentary series that offers a window into the secretive, extravagant and surprising world of gypsies and travellers in Britain today

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Revealing documentary series that offers a window into the secretive, extravagant and surprising world of gypsies and travellers in Britain today

  • Tinsel and Tiaras

    My Big Fat Gypsy Christmas: Tinsel and Tiaras

    This festive special, packed with weddings, fun and festive spirit, shows that nobody does Christmas bling like Gypsies and Travellers

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    My Big Fat Gypsy Holiday

    This special episode follows gypsies and Irish Travellers as they prepare for the most amazing trip of their lives

  • Big Fat Gypsy Christmas: Carols and Caravans

    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

  • My Big Fat Gypsy Christening

    This episode explores the Traveller and Gypsy communities' unique approach to birth and death, revealing a world with its own strict rules of conduct

  • My Big Fat Gypsy Ladies' Day

    My Big Fat Gypsy Ladies' 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.

  • The Luck of the Irish

    This episode meets Irish Travellers on both sides of the Irish Sea, with weddings, christenings and St Patrick's Day

  • Big Fat Gypsy Weddings: Life on the Run

    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...

  • Big Fat Gypsy Weddings: Best Dressed Brides

    Dressmaker Thelma Madine reveals the secrets behind her most outrageous creations, from design through to the unique excitement of the wedding day itself

  • My Big Fat Gypsy Fortune

    How do members of the Travelling community pay for their extraordinary weddings? This programme lifts the lid on a community with its own customs and attitudes to money.

  • My Big Fat Gypsy Valentine

    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

  • We Are Family

    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

  • Out of Site, Out of Mind

    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.

  • Reputation Is Everything

    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.

  • Love Conquers All

    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.

  • School of Hard Knocks

    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.

  • I Fought the Law

    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.

  • Diamantes Are Forever

    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.

  • My Big  Fat Gypsy Christmas

    My Big Fat Gypsy Christmas

    This episode follows the celebrations and traditions of members of the Irish Traveller community at Christmas, as well as two incredible weddings

  • My Big Fat Royal Gypsy Wedding

    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.

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    Bride & Prejudice

    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

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    Boys Will Be Boys

    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

  • Big Fat Gypsy Weddings

    Desperate Housewives

    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

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    No Place Like Home

    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.

  • Margarita: Born to Be Wed

    Born to Be Wed

    This episode looks at milestones in a Gypsy girl's life, en route to the biggest day of her life: her wedding

  • My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding

    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

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Revealing documentary series that offers a window into the secretive, extravagant and surprising world of gypsies and travellers in Britain today

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